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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients and controls

From: Non-oncology physician visits after diagnosis of cancer in children

   Patients (N = 757) Controls (N = 7441) p
   n % n %  
Sex Male 421 56 4096 55 .77
Female 336 44 3345 45  
Age at diagnosis/inclusion 0-4 358 47 3521 47 1.00
5–9 196 26 1935 26  
10–14 203 27 1985 27  
Socioeconomic Status Quintile (SES) 5 (highest) 142 20 1306 18 .31
4 139 18 1401 19  
3 162 21 1409 19  
2 143 19 1462 20  
1 (lowest) 129 17 1432 20  
Unknown 42 6 345 18  
Urban/rural Status Metropolitan 400 52 4104 56 .37
Large Community 82 11 747 10  
Small Community 148 20 1283 18  
Rural 126 17 1199 16  
  Unknown 0 0 1 0  
Region of Residence Interior 127 17 1184 16 .86
Frasier 244 32 2469 34  
Vancouver Coastal 166 22 1645 22  
Vancouver Island 123 16 1219 17  
Northern 81 11 692 9  
Unknown 16 2 146 2