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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics, health problems and outcomes of patients

From: Chronic illness needing palliative care in Kinshasa hospitals, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Characteristics n (%) Mean ± SD
Sex
 Male 1360 (50.4)  
Age (years)   53.7 ± 15.5
Chronic conditions (n = 2699)
 CVD 997 (36.9)  
 AIDS 471 (17.5)
 Oncology 413 (15.3)
 Others 17 (0.6)
 Comorbidity 801 (29.7)
Evolution (n = 2699)
 Deceased 741 (27.5)  
 Lost to follow-up 1818 (67.4)
 Ongoing hospitalization 140 (5.1)
  1. n (%) number (percentage), SD standard deviation, CVD cardiovascular diseases, Oncology oncological diseases, Others disease of unknown aetiology, comorbidity patient with at least two health problems