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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in Chiang Mai, Thailand, who died of cervical cancer before (1998–2002) and after (2003–2012) the implementation of universal health coverage

From: Disparities in the change of cervical cancer mortality rate between urban and rural Chiang Mai in the era of universal health care and the Thai national screening program

  Before UHC
(1998–2002)
N = 355
After UHC
(2003–2012)
N = 822
p-value Total
N = 1177
Characteristics
 Median (IQR) age at diagnosis (year) 52 (42–61) 56 (48–68) < 0.001a 55 (46–66)
 Age group, n(%)    < 0.001b  
  15–29 8 (2) 5 (1)   13(1)
  30–59 239 (67) 474 (58)   713 (61)
   ≥ 60 108 (30) 343 (42)   451 (38)
 Median (IQR) age at death (year) 54 (45–65) 60 (51–71) < 0.001a 58 (49–69)
 Age group, n(%)    < 0.001b  
  15–29 5 (1) 3 (< 1)   8 (1)
  30–59 218 (62) 402 (49)   620 (53)
   ≥ 60 132(37) 417 (51)   549 (46)
 Extent of disease,n(%)    0.278b  
  Localized 58 (16) 154 (19)   212 (18)
  Regional 254 (72) 558 (68)   812 (69)
  Metastatic 28 (8) 85 (10)   113 (10)
  Unknown 15 (4) 25 (3)   40 (3)
 Area of residence, n(%)    < 0.001b  
  Urban 134 (38) 437 (53)   571 (49)
  Rural 98 (28) 327 (40)   425 (36)
  Unknown 123 (35) 58 (7)   181 (15)
  1. a Wilcoxon Rank sum test
  2. b Chi-square test