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Table 1 Comparison of young (n = 53) versus older (n = 47) patients with colorectal cancer

From: Young patients with colorectal cancer have poor survival in the first twenty months after operation and predictable survival in the medium and long-term: Analysis of survival and prognostic markers

Variable <40 years >50 years P value
  Number (percent) Number(percent)  
Gender    
Male 26 (49%) 26 (55%) 0.53*
Female 27 (51%) 21 (45%)  
Duration of symptoms (Months) 7.9 6.6 0.44*
Neo-Adjuvant Therapy    
Received 8 (15%) 11 (23.4%) 0.29*
Not received 45 (85%) 36 (76.6%)  
Right hemicolectomy 6 (11%) 3 (6%)  
Left hemicolectomy 3 (6%) 1 (2%)  
Sigmoid colectomy 2 (4%) 4 (9%)  
Anterior resection 22 (41.5%) 30 (64%)  
Abdomino-perineal resection 4 (7.5%) 5 (11%)  
Subtotal colectomy 5 (9.4%) Nil  
Hartmann's procedure 3 (5.7%) 3 (6%)  
Restorative proctocolectomy 8 (15.1%) Nil  
Trans-anal excision Nil 1 (2%)  
  1. * Chi square test/t-test.