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Table 3 Percentage of cancer patients (n=8,703) and patients without cancer (n=8,672) with at least one comorbid chronic condition

From: Excess of health care use in general practice and of comorbid chronic conditions in cancer patients compared to controls

  cancer patients (%) patients without cancer (%)
- all 51.9* 44.5
- male 52.0* 43.9
- female 51.8* 44.9
Age group
- ≤ 14 year 22.5 12.5
- 15–29 year 19.3 17.0
- 30–44 year 31.4* 24.2
- 45–59 year 42.1* 34.0
- 60–74 year 56.3* 50.2
- 75+ year 66.6* 58.1
  1. * difference between cancer patients and patients without cancer: p<0.01.