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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study cohort

From: Assessment of adverse events via a telephone consultation service for cancer patients receiving ambulatory chemotherapy

Characteristics Number %
All grades 344 grades 100.0
Age, years (average, standard deviation) (57.2, 12.8)  
 ≤39 33 9.6
 40–49 78 22.7
 50–59 67 19.5
 60–69 94 27.3
 70–79 68 19.8
 ≥80 4 1.1
Sex
 Male 67 19.5
 Female 277 80.5
Consulter
 Patients 315 91.6
 Caregiver 29 8.4
Cancer type
 Breast cancer 188 54.7
 Pancreatic cancer 46 13.4
 Ovarian cancer 29 8.4
 Colorectal cancer 27 7.8
 Soft tissue sarcoma 13 3.8
 Gastric cancer 10 2.9
 Biliary tract cancer 8 2.3
 Liver cancer 7 2.0
 Malignant lymphoma 6 1.7
 Primary unknown cancer 5 1.5
 Other malignancies 5 1.5
Objective of therapy
 Adjuvant chemotherapy 197 57.3
 Palliative chemotherapy 141 41.0
 Chemotherapy for blood malignancy 6 1.7
Grading of adverse event
 Grade 1 223 64.8
 Grade 2 90 26.2
 Grade 3 31 9.0