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Table 2 General characteristics of sarcoma patients in Germany (except for Baden-Wuerttemberg), 2013

From: Strengthening health data on a rare and heterogeneous disease: sarcoma incidence and histological subtypes in Germany

Characteristics Men Women Ratio Men/Women
n % Incidence per 100,000 Median age at diagnosis n % Incidence per 100,000 Median age at diagnosis  
Crude Age-Standa Crude Age-Standa  
All 3404 100 10.0 7.4 (7.2–7.7) 67.4 3442 100 9.6 6.6 (6.3–6.8) 67.7 1: 1
Allb 3363 100 9.8 7.3 (7.1–7.6) 67.4 3094 100 8.7 6.0 (5.7–6.2) 67.3 1.1: 1
Type of sarcoma
 Soft tissue sarcoma 2371 69.7 6.9 5.1 (4.9–5.3) 68.4 2556 74.3 7.1 4.8 (4.6–5.0) 68.0 1: 1.1
 Soft tissue sarcomab 2334 69.4 6.8 5.0 (4.8–5.3) 68.3 2214 71.6 6.2 4.2 (4.0–4.4) 67.3 1.1: 1
 Bone sarcoma 299 8.8 0.9 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 49.8 267 7.8 0.7 0.7 (0.6–0.8) 54.0 1.1: 1
 Bone sarcomab 295 8.8 0.9 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 49.8 261 8.4 0.7 0.7 (0.6–0.8) 54.2 1.1: 1
 GIST 734 21.6 2.1 1.5 (1.4–1.6) 69.5 619 18.0 1.7 1.1 (1.0–1.2) 70.2 1.2: 1
Age at diagnosis (years)
 0–14 97 2.8 0.3 68 2.0 0.2 1.4: 1
 15–29 158 4.6 0.5 117 3.4 0.3 1.4: 1
 30–49 434 12.7 1.3 493 14.3 1.4 1: 1.1
 50–69 1182 34.7 3.5 1214 35.3 3.4 1: 1
 70+ 1533 45.0 4.5 1550 45.0 4.3 1: 1
Total 3404 100 10.0 7.4 67.4 3442 100 9.6 6.6 67.7 1: 1
  1. aper 100,000; age-standardized according to the European standard 1976
  2. bResults for sensitivity analysis (excluding certain histologies according to expert opinion or due to not being mentioned in the WHO-classification, Additional file 1: Table S1)