To observe and analyze the characteristic trend of cancer patients hospitalized for the first time in ShanxiTumor Hospital from 2001 to 2010, clinical data including case number, age, gender, and frequency of differenttumor occurrences were collected and statistically analyzed.
Results: (i) From 2001 to 2010, the number ofcancer patients hospitalized for the first time increased by 1.3-fold; (ii) The patient overall average age alsoincreased from 51.8 to 54.4, for males from 55.5 to 58.7 and females from 48.4 to 51.1, respectively. (iii) Malepatients accounted for 43-48% and females accounted for 52-57% of the total. The percentage of female patientswas higher than that of male patients in every year and showed an upward trend over the years, while that ofthe males showed a downward trend (χ2 =7.031, p=0.008); (iv) Among the top 6 most common cancers, lung,cervical, esophageal, colorectal and breast cancers tended to increase over the years (p<0.05), but not gastriccancer (p=0.423).
Conclusions: (i) The number of cancer patients hospitalized for the first time during the past10 years increased year by year, and was higher for female than male; (ii) the average age of patients increasedyear after year and was greater for male than female; (iii) the number of patients with lung cancer, cervicalcancer, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer increased over years.