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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients by disease group

From: Antibodies against six human herpesviruses in relation to seven cancers in black South Africans: A case control study

  Cancer group   
  Lip, oral cavity and pharynx Cervix Prostate Hodgkin lymphoma non-Hodgkin lymphoma Multiple myeloma Leukaemia Other cancers1 Cardiovascular disease
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Males 64 (73) 0 (0) 66 (100) 46 (55) 45 (56) 52 (55) 92 (45) 45 (47) 45 (45)
Females 24 (27) 53 (100) 0 (0) 37 (45) 35 (44) 42 (45) 111 (55) 50 (53) 56 (55)
Age <35 yrs 6 (7) 15 (28) 0 (0) 33 (40) 22 (28) 5 (5) 57 (28) 23 (24) 17 (17)
Age 35–49 yrs 17 (19) 12 (23) 6 (9) 35 (43) 25 (31) 23 (24) 54 (27) 26 (27) 29 (29)
Age 50+ yrs 65 (74) 26 (49) 60 (91) 15 (18) 33 (41) 66 (70) 92 (45) 46 (48) 55 (55)
HIV +ve 3 (3) 5 (9) 1 (2) 9 (11) 18 (23) 4 (4) 8 (4) 6 (6) 11 (11)
Total 88 (100) 53 (100) 66 (100) 83 (100) 80 (100) 94 (100) 203 (100) 95 (100) 101 (100)
  1. 1Includes cancers of the digestive organs, respiratory organs, bone, skin, soft tissue, breast, female and male genital organs, bladder, brain, thyroid and of unspecified sites.