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Table 2 Cancer related characteristics

From: Performance of six severity-of-illness scores in cancer patients requiring admission to the intensive care unit: a prospective observational study

Characteristic n (%)
Type of cancer  
   Solid tumour 1116 (88.8%)
Brain tumour 286 (22.8%)
Gastrointestinal cancer 282 (22.4%)
   Head and neck cancer 189 (15.0%)
Lung cancer 129 (10.3%)
Urogenital cancer 83 (6.6%)
Breast cancer 58 (4.6%)
Other 89 (7.1%)
   Haematological 141 (11.2%)
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 75 (6.0%)
Hodgkin's disease 13 (1.0%)
Leukaemia 28 (2.2%)
Multiple myeloma 22 (1.8%)
Other 5 (0.4%)
Extent (solid tumours only)  
   Locoregional 893 (80.0%)
   Metastatic 223 (20.0%)
Cancer status  
   Newly diagnosed/remission 888 (70.6%)
   Recurrence/progression 369 (29.4%)
Performance status  
   0–1 900 (71.6%)
   2–3 112 (8.9%)
   4 245 (19.5%)
Neutropenia 49 (3.9%)
Treatments prior to ICU admission (past 6 months)  
   Chemotherapy 273 (21.7%)
   Radiation therapy 314 (25.0%)
   Surgery 814 (64.8%)
  1. A total of 1257 patients were included. ICU, intensive care unit.