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Table 1 Characteristics of patients undergoing breast and head and neck cancer care at Aga Khan University Hospital

From: The financial burden of cancer: Estimates from patients undergoing cancer care in a tertiary care hospital

Characteristics Frequency (% age) Gender
Male (n=23) Female (n=44)
Age Groups    
25-45 years   12 22
≥46-60 years   11 22
Mean age(years)   42.6 46.8
Residence    
Karachi 53 (79) 16 37
Outside Karachi 14 (21) 7 7
Type of cancer
Breast 40 (59.7 ) 0 40
Head and Neck 27 (40.3 ) 23 4
Patient bread earner before diagnosis
Yes 26 (38.8 ) 21 5
No 41 (61.2 ) 2 39
Cost borne by patient or family
Completely/Partially 63 (94 ) 21 42
Third party support 4 (6 ) 2 2