Korean Journal of Family Practice

Table. 1.

Baseline characteristics

Variable Group 1a Group 2b P-value
Patient 120 103
Age (y)c 68.38±10.99 68.34±11.54 0.981
Sex 0.459
Male 70 (58.3) 55 (53.4)
Female 50 (41.7) 48 (46.6)
Religion 0.993
Buddhism 47 (39.8) 38 (38.8)
Catholic 9 (7.6) 7 (7.1)
Christian 15 (12.7) 12 (12.2)
None 47 (39.8) 41 (41.8)
Primary cancer sited 0.258
Gastric 12 (10.0) 13 (12.6)
Colon 13 (10.8) 15 (14.6)
Hepatobiliary 17 (14.2) 8 (7.8)
Pancreas 11 (9.2) 5 (4.9)
Lung 12 (10.0) 15 (14.6)
Genitourinary 21 (17.5) 25 (24.3)
Breast 9 (7.5) 3 (2.9)
Other 25 (20.8) 19 (18.4)
Metastasis 0.291
Liver 12 (14.8) 7 (7.9)
Bone 8 (9.9) 6 (6.7)
Brain 2 (2.5) 2 (2.2)
Lung 11 (13.6) 6 (6.7)
Others 12 (14.8) 17 (19.1)
Multiple 36 (44.4) 51 (57.3)
Treatment historyd
Chemotherapy 78 (65.5) 63 (65.4) 0.499
Radiotherapy 31 (26.1) 29 (28.4) 0.692
Surgery 48 (40.3) 49 (47.6) 0.278

Data presented as number only, number (percentage) or mean±standard deviation.

Statistical comparison of two groups was performed using Independent T test (SPSS 21.0, P-value <0.05).

aGroup 1: Before the Act on decisions on life-sustaining treatment. bGroup 2: After the Act on decisions on life-sustaining treatment. cExpressed as median. dMultiple responses item.

Korean J Fam Pract 2021;11:331~337 https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.5.331
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