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Table 5 Transitions in formal and informal home care analyzed separately

From: The utilization of formal and informal home care by older patients with cancer: a Belgian cohort study with two control groups

  ONC   OCP   MCP
  n % p-value n % p-value n %
  Formal care
Transition n = 195   n = 84   n = 190
No formal care at T0 and T1 80 41.0 0.05 24 28.6 < 0,001 101 53.2
Formal care at T0 and T1 94 48.2 0.93 41 48.8 < 0,001 26 13.7
No formal care -- > Formal care 16 8.2 0.04 14 16.7 0.07 51 26.8
Formal care -- > No formal care 5 2.6 0.16 5 6.0 0.91 12 6.3
  Informal care
Transition n = 190   n = 79   n = 178
No informal care at T0 and T1 62 32.6 < 0,001 6 7.6 0.55 10 5.6
Informal care at T0 and T1 79 41.6 < 0,001 54 68.4 0.88 120 67.4
No informal care -- > Informal care 24 12.6 0.56 8 10.1 0.77 16 9.0
Informal care -- > No informal care 25 13.2 0.87 11 13.9 0.42 32 18.0
  1. OCP were compared to the two control groups with the chi-square test. p < 0.05 denotes statistical significance