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Table 4 Percentage of cancer patients (n=8,703) and patients without cancer (n=8,672) with a 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 (%)
Clusters of conditions:
- sensory (including ear and eye) 1 1
- heart disease 19* 16
- musculoskeletal system 12 11
- neurological-movement 2 1
- neurological-pain 2 2
- psychological 10* 7
- respiratory 10* 8
- skin 8* 5
- endocrinological 21 19
- urogenital 6* 4
  1. * difference between cancer patients and patients without cancer: p<0.01.