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Table 2 1999 National projections of severe sepsis by tumor types, adultsa only

From: Hospitalized cancer patients with severe sepsis: analysis of incidence, mortality, and associated costs of care

Tumor type Hospitalizationsb No severe sepsis mortality Severe sepsis cases Severe sepsis mortality Severe sepsis ratec Relative risk of severe sepsisd(confidence interval)
Noncancer       
   Total patientse 22,651,429 2.0 790,743 24.9 4.2 1.00
Cancer       
   Total patientse 2,531,994 7.1 126,209 37.8 16.4 3.96 (3.94 – 3.99)
Hematologic tumor       
   Non-Hodgkins lymphoma 159,984 5.9 11,729 40.4 43.4 10.26 (10.08–10.44)
   Lymphocytic leukemia 60,365 5.9 6447 32.8 77.8 18.40 (17.97–18.84)
   Hodgkin's disease 20,617 3.3 1,575 38.0 17.2 4.07 (3.87–4.27)
   Multiple myeloma 69,576 6.1 6588 32.2 142.2 33.61 (32.87–34.38)
   Myeloid leukemia 53,523 9.7 8234 35.2 275.5 65.15 (63.95–66.36)
   Monocytic leukemia 949 14.5 110 45.8 108.3 25.62 (21.5–30.6)
   Total hematologic tumor 365,014 6.3 34,684 36.1 66.4 15.71 (15.55–15.88)
Solid tumors       
   Breast cancer 197,808 3.1 2915 34.6 1.6 0.39 (0.38–0.4)
   Prostate cancer 225,789 3.5 6883 27.5 4.8 1.13 (1.1–1.16)
   Colon and rectum cancer 232,423 5.1 9409 35.8 9.8 2.32 (2.27–2.37)
   Urinary bladder cancer 85,256 3.6 3176 27.8 7.1 1.67 (1.61–1.73)
   Skin melanoma 14,203 4.9 200 38.1 0.5 0.11 (0.1–0.13)
   Corpus and uterus cancer 51,212 2.2 1002 27.1 2.4 0.57 (0.53–0.6)
   Lung and bronchus cancer 359,236 12.0 20,377 45.2 58.2 13.76 (13.58–13.95)
   Thyroid cancer 27,467 1.1 178 32.4 0.9 0.21 (0.18–0.24)
   Kidney and renal pelvis cancer 45,656 4.8 1510 28.0 8.8 2.07 (1.97–2.18)
   Ovary cancer 57,315 5.1 1682 33.3 10.8 2.56 (2.44–2.68)
   Brain and other nervous cancer 43,096 6.0 1512 28.2 27.5 6.50 (6.18–6.83)
   Total solid tumors 1,339,463 6.1 48,846 37.2 7.6 1.81 (1.79–1.82)
  1. aAdults defined as aged > 20 years. bAfter adjusting for age and gender, cancer patients are much more likely to be hospitalized (relative risk, 2.77; 95% confidence interval, 2.773–2.779) and to be hospitalized with severe sepsis (relative risk, 3.96; 95% confidence interval, 3.94–3.99). cSevere sepsis cases per 1000 population. dRelative risk of severe sepsis between tumor type and noncancer population (excluding childbirth). eChildbirth-related discharges not included.