Table 1

Demographics of the lung cancer population

 Death certificate onlyDied 1–30 daysDied 31–90 daysComparator group
1071 (%)2036 (%)2976 (%)14 059 (%)
Age at diagnosis (years)
 30–391 (0.09)1 (0.10)4 (0.13)83 (0.59)
 40–448 (0.75)11 (0.54)16 (0.54)138 (0.98)
 45–4915 (1.40)22 (1.08)41 (1.38)306 (2.18)
 50–5433 (3.08)44 (2.16)77 (2.59)610 (4.34)
 55–5945 (4.20)127 (6.24)196 (6.59)1194 (8.49)
 60–6474 (6.91)197 (9.68)335 (11.26)1868 (13.29)
 65–69114 (10.64)294 (14.44)416 (13.98)2202 (15.66)
 70–74173 (16.15)312 (15.32)523 (17.57)2442 (17.37)
 75–79228 (21.29)379 (18.61)612 (20.56)2410 (17.14)
 >80380 (35.48)648 (31.83)756 (25.40)1806 (19.96)
Sex
 Male634 (59.20)1174 (57.66)1777 (59.71)7883 (56.07)
 Female437 (40.80)862 (42.34)1199 (40.29)6176 (43.93)
Townsend deprivation quintile
 1165 (15.41)356 (17.49)514 (17.27)2510 (17.85)
 2190 (17.74)392 (19.25)550 (18.48)2695 (19.17)
 3201 (18.77)428 (21.02)629 (21.14)1855 (20.31)
 4269 (25.12)435 (21.37)659 (22.14)3088 (21.96)
 5 (most) deprived)224 (20.92)382 (18.76)548 (18.41)2453 (17.45)
 Missing22 (2.05)43 (2.11)76 (2.55)458 (3.26)
Smoking status
 Never smoker158 (14.75)194 (9.53)226 (7.59)1356 (9.65)
 Ex-smoker378 (35.29)783 (38.46)1330 (44.69)7007 (49.84)
 Current smoker423 (39.50)874 (42.93)1272 (42.74)5149 (36.62)
 Missing112 (10.46)185 (9.09)148 (4.97)547 (3.89)
Charlson score
 0415 (38.75)880 (43.22)1260 (42.34)6226 (44.28)
 1264 (24.65)471 (23.13)701 (23.56)3435 (24.43)
 2–3297 (27.73)488 (23.97)768 (25.81)3385 (24.08)
 >495 (8.87)197 (9.68)247 (8.30)1013 (7.21)
Consultations and CXR*
 Low, no CXR396 (36.97)1032 (33.22)913 (30.68)3889 (27.66)
 Medium, no CXR208 (19.42)513 (16.51)404 (13.58)1317 (9.37)
 High, no CXR180 (16.81)478 (15.38)328 (11.02)1571 (11.17)
 Low, CXR111 (10.36)486 (15.64)688 (23.12)4348 (30.93)
 Medium, CXR98 (9.15)399 (12.84)454 (15.26)1937 (13.78)
 High, CXR78 (7.28)199 (6.40)189 (6.35)997 (7.09)
Number in household
 Lives alone299 (27.92)609 (29.91)932 (31.32)4157 (29.57)
 >1 person696 (64.99)1313 (64.49)1924 (64.65)9405 (66.90)
 Unknown76 (7.10)114 (5.60)120 (4.03)497 (3.54)
Urban vs rural
 Urban750 (70.03)1437 (70.58)2035 (68.38)9468 (67.34)
 Town and fringe147 (13.73)205 (10.07)314 (10.55)1411 (10.04)
 Rural74 (6.91)116 (5.70)152 (5.11)684 (4.87)
 Unknown100 (9.34)278 (13.65)475 (15.96)2496 (17.75)
Practice CXR quartile (per 100 population)
 1–2.73179 (16.71)398 (19.55)600 (20.16)3108 (22.11)
 2.74–3.84144 (13.45)451 (22.15)661 (22.21)3201 (22.77)
 3.85–5.33354 (33.05)527 (25.88)778 (26.14)3635 (25.86)
 ≥5.34394 (36.79)660 (32.42)937 (31.49)4115 (29.27)
Practice lung cancer quartile (per 100 000 population)
 <34.3191 (17.83)397 (19.50)538 (18.08)2653 (18.86)
 34.3–49.56262 (24.46)568 (27.90)774 (26.01)3699 (26.31)
 49.57–71.63298 (27.82)570 (28.00)809 (27.18)3710 (26.39)
 ≥71.64320 (29.88)501 (24.60)855 (28.73)3998 (28.44)
  • *0–4 months prediagnosis.

  • CXR, chest X-ray.