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Table 2 Overall survival and disease-free survival of patients with rectal adenocarcinoma involving different locations along the rectum

From: Rectal cancer level significantly affects rates and patterns of distant metastases among rectal cancer patients post curative-intent surgery without neoadjuvant therapy

Tumor location Total patient no. Overall survival Disease-free survival
   1 year (%) 3 years (%) 5 years (%) HR 95.0% CI P 1 year (%) 3 years (%) 5 years (%) HR 95.0% CI P
10.1-15 cm 436 94.46 81.41 73.91 1    86.83 75.11 71.87 1   
5.1-10 cm 331 94.86 78.21 63.46 1.263 1.004-1.589 0.046 84.04 67.31 60.22 1.508 1.177-1.932 0.001
0-5 cm 117 88.87 59.33 47.25 2.092 1.571-2.786 <0.001 66.93 47.39 44.07 2.548 1.876-3.46 <0.001