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Table 1 Postoperative mortality (POM) in octogenarians and nonagenarians who underwent resectional surgery for cancer

From: Postoperative mortality after cancer surgery in octogenarians and nonagenarians: results from a series of 5,390 patients

   Postoperative mortality
   No. of patients No. of deaths %
Sex Male 1385 184 13.3
  Female 4005 196 4.9
Age (years) 80–84 3513 190 5.4
  85–89 1503 136 9.1
  90+ 374 54 14.4
Period 1987–1993 2415 187 7.7
  1994–2000 2975 193 6.5
Type of cancer Colorectal 2765 293 10.6
  Stomach 424 67 15.8
  Breast 1731 9 0.5
  Endometrial 350 6 1.7
  Kidney 120 5 4.2