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Table 2 Sensitivity of cause-of-death classification

From: Partitioning of excess mortality in population-based cancer patient survival studies using flexible parametric survival models

  At risk Observed CVD deaths Expected CVD deaths Excess deaths (ED) Proportion of misclassified CVD deaths required to reduce the ED:s by 10,15 and 20 %
10% 15% 20%
Year of Diagnosis:        
1973-1977        
≤49 years 3339 35 11.9 23.1 6.6 10.0 13.1
50-59 years 3713 127 42.4 84.6 6.7 10.0 13.3
60-69 years 4522 600 205.3 394.7 6.6 9.9 13.2
70-79 years 4009 1313 621.8 691.2 5.3 7.9 10.5
Year of Diagnosis:        
1978-1982        
≤49 years 3447 28 10.5 17.5 6.4 9.3 12.5
50-59 years 3750 127 42.1 84.9 6.7 10.0 13.4
60-69 years 4933 607 219.4 387.6 6.4 9.6 12.8
70-79 years 4898 1592 733.7 859.3 5.4 8.1 10.8
Year of Diagnosis:        
1983-1987        
≤49 years 3894 29 9.5 19.5 6.9 10.0 13.4
50-59 years 3463 122 33.5 88.5 7.3 10.9 14.5
60-69 years 5055 571 203.1 367.9 6.4 9.7 12.9
70-79 years 5155 1554 696.3 857.7 5.5 8.3 11.0
Year of Diagnosis:        
1988-1992        
≤49 years 4640 44 12.2 31.8 7.3 10.9 14.5
50-59 years 4308 106 40.5 65.5 6.2 9.2 12.4
60-69 years 6200 598 240.6 357.4 6.0 9.0 12.0
70-79 years 5329 1485 630.9 854.1 5.8 8.6 11.5
  1. The impact of misclassification of CVD deaths as non-CVD deaths among the cancer patients on excess mortality.