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Table 1 Patient characteristics of those discharged from Vejle hospital and other hospitals, respectively

From: Secondary care intervals before and after the introduction of urgent referral guidelines for suspected cancer in Denmark: a comparative before-after study

  Other hospitals n (%) Vejle hospital n (%)  
All 5,743 (88.1) 775 (11.9) p-value
Sex    
Male 2,917 (50.8) 268 (34.6) <0.001
Female 2,826 (49.2) 507 (65.4)
Age (years)    
18-49 690 (12.0) 124 (16.0) <0.001
50-69 2,656 (46.3) 294 (51.4)
70+ 2,397 (41.7) 253 (32.7)
Cancer diagnosis    
Breast 772 (13.4) 260 (33.6) <0.001
Colorectal 842 (14.7) 96 (12.4) 0.090
Lung 712 (12.4) 113 (14.6) 0.086
Head and Neck 165 (2.4) 9 (1.2) 0.006
Prostate 746 (13.0) 19 (2.5) <0.001
Other 2,506 (43.6) 278 (35.9) <0.001
Alarm symptoms    
Yes 3,541 (62.7) 519 (67.8) 0.007
No 2,104 (37.3) 247 (32.3)  
Cancer suspicion    
Yes 3,156 (63.6) 435 (66.4) 0.154
No 1,809 (36.4) 220 (33.6)