Table 3

Reasons for treatment abandonment in CCCG cooperative centres across economic regions

CCCG cooperative centre number*Abandonment %
(abandoned/treated)
Self-reported economic difficulty, nBelief of incurability, nSevere side effects, nConcerns over long-term complications, nReligion, n
 11.2 (4/319)10210
 21.5 (1/68)10000
 31.8 (2/111)11000
 41.8 (3/165)21000
 51.4 (2/147)11000
 60 (0/57)00000
 74.4 (10/224)17020
 81.0 (1/101)00100
 93.8 (11/287)72110
 101.1 (1/89)00100
 112.9 (3/102)02100
 122.4 (2/85)10100
 133.9 (4/104)40000
 143.8 (4/105)20200
 154.5 (3/67)11010
 163.1 (9/291)53010
 170 (0/10)00000
 183.3 (1/30)01000
 193.3 (6/182)50001
 2016.5 (16/97)104200
P<0.0001†
 High-income† region2.3 (34/1479)1412440
 Middle-income region3.1 (26/853)136520
 Low-income region7.4 (23/309)155201
 Total3.1 (83/264150.6 (42/83)27.7 (23/83)13.3 (11/83)7.2 (6/83)1.2 (1/83) P=0.0001‡
  • *Centres 1–9, high income, upper third of the average per capita disposable income (PCDI) in 2016; centres 10–17, middle income, middle third of the average PCDI; centres 18–20, low income, lower third of the average PCDI.

  • †Comparison of abandonment rates across economic regions.

  • ‡Comparisons of reasons for abandonment in three combined economic regions.

  • CCCG, Chinese Children’s Cancer Group.