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Objective: To document rates and risk factors of VTE in hospitalized cancer patients who had a diagnosis of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
Short answer: Overall rate of VTE for this cohort was 4.1%. Cancer sites associated with increased rate of VTE were pancreas, abdominal (other than stomach, colon, rectum), kidney, ovary, lung, brain
Methods: Retrospective study using discharge data of 1,015,598 cancer patients hospitalized between 1995 and 2003 at multiple US medical centers. Identified VTE and site of cancer by ICD codes.
Data: Table 2 displays rates of VTE associated with various sites of cancer. Cancers with highest rates of VTE included
pancreas, 8.0%; odds ratio, 2.46 (2.34–2.58)
other abdominal (other than stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum, kidney), 6.6%; OR, 1.75 (1.67-1.83)
ovary, 5.6%; OR, 1.57 (1.48-1.66)
kidney, 5.6%; OR, 1.71 (1.62-1.80)
lung, 5.1%; OR, 1.31 (1.27-1.35)
brain, 4.7%; OR, 1.74 (1.65-1.84)