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Table 1 Tumor and socio-demographic characteristics of colorectal cancer patients among the Philippine resident population and Filipino-Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites from US SEER, 1993-2002

From: Inter-country and ethnic variation in colorectal cancer survival: Comparisons between a Philippine population, Filipino-Americans and Caucasians

Variable Philippine resident population
(N = 1635)
Filipino-Americans
(N = 2671)
Non-Hispanic Whites
(N = 133551)
p-value
  Freq % Freq % Freq %  
Site        
   Colon 829 50.7 1663 62.3 97150 72.7 <0.0001
   Rectum 806 49.3 1008 37.7 36401 27.3  
Sex        
   Male 851 52.1 1514 56.7 66908 50.1 <0.0001
   Female 784 48.0 1157 43.3 66643 49.9  
Age group        
   <50 424 25.9 357 13.4 8648 6.5 <0.0001
   50-59 359 22.0 483 18.1 15703 11.8  
   60-69 416 25.4 674 25.2 28436 21.3  
   70-79 331 20.2 692 25.9 43704 32.7  
   80+ 105 6.4 465 17.4 37060 27.8  
Stage        
   Localized 332 29.9 1009 39.9 53532 42.2 <0.0001
   Regional 507 45.6 1019 40.2 49179 38.8  
   Distant 272 24.5 504 19.9 24139 19.0  
   Unknown 524   139   6701   
Morphology        
   Adenocarcinoma 1205 85.6 1820 69.7 87048 67.3 <0.0001
   Others 202 14.4 791 30.3 42351 32.7  
   NOS1 228   60   4152   
Surgery        
   With surgery 1121 81.1 2350 88.0 118460 88.8 <0.0001
   Without surgery 262 18.9 320 12.0 14936 11.2  
   Unknown 252   1   155   
Radiotherapy        
   With radiotherapy 168 14.3 382 14.4 14188 10.7 <0.0001
   Without radiotherapy 1008 85.7 2263 85.6 118309 89.3  
   Unknown 459   26   1054   
  1. 1includes: Neoplasms; Carcinoma, NOS