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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Is there a need for neoadjuvant short-course radiotherapy in T3 rectal cancer with positive lymph node involvement? A single-center retrospective cohort study

Characteristics Surgery only, N = 57 (%) Radiotherapy plus surgery, N = 94 (%) p
Follow-up time 0.62
 Median (years) 4.0 4.4  
 Range (years) 0.2–11.2 0.01–11.3  
Age 0.01
 Median (years) 71 66  
 Range (years) 32–88 37–86  
Gender 0.87
 Male 28 (49) 44 (47)  
 Female 29 (51) 50 (53)  
BMI 1.0
 ≤ 25 kg/m2 23 (40) 44 (47)  
 > 25 kg/m2 19 (33) 38 (40)  
 Missinga 15 (27) 12 (13)  
Tumor distance from anal verge 0.17
 ≤ 6 cm 17 (30) 39 (42)  
 > 6 cm 40 (70) 55 (58)  
Type of surgery 0.10
 Anterior resection (AR) 40 (70) 78 (83)  
 Abdominoperineal excision (APE) 11 (19) 13 (14)  
 Hartmann’s procedure 6 (11) 3 (3)  
Macroscopically curative surgery 56 (98) 93 (99) 1.0
Postoperative chemotherapy 35 (61) 82 (87) < 0.001
Death 24 (42) 27 (29) 0.11
 Cancer-related death 17 (30) 20 (21) 0.25
  1. aData not available, not included in p level count