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Table 4 Decedents in the cancer and non-cancer cohorts, by cause of death (died between 2005 and 2007)

From: Resource use, costs and quality of end-of-life care: observations in a cohort of elderly Australian cancer decedents

  Cancer diagnosis (n= 5,550) No cancer diagnosis (n= 8,023) Total (n= 13,575)
  n % n % n %
Cause of death       
  Cancer (C00-C43, C45–C97, D03, D05, D45, D46.0–D46.4, D46.7, D46.9, D47.1, D47.3) 3,156 58.9 0 0 3,156 23.3
  Heart failure (I21, I22, I25.2, I50, I70–I74, I79.0, R02, Z95.8, Z95.9) 515 9.3 1,603 20 2,118 15.6
  Cerebrovascular disease (I60–I69) 333 6 1,232 15.4 1,565 11.5
  Coronary heart disease (I20, I23, I24, I25.0, I25.1, I25.3–I25.9) 335 6 1,025 12.8 1,360 10
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (J40–J44) 175 3.1 545 6.8 720 5.3
  Dementia (F00–F03, F05.1, G30, G31) 139 2.5 696 8.7 835 6.2
  Other* 897 16.2 2,922 36.4 3,819 28.1
  1. *Other ICD-10-coded causes of death not listed in the table.