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Table 2 Five-year absolute and relative survival (in %) of colorectal cancer patients adjusted to the World Standard Cancer Patient Population, Philippine resident population, and Filipino-Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites from US SEER, 1998-2002

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

Variable (1) Philippine resident population Between (1) and (2) (2) Filipino-Americans Between (2) and (3) (3) Non-Hispanic Whites
  % SE Diff p-value % SE Diff p-value % SE
Absolute survival          
Over all survival 1 26.7 2.2 22.3 <0.001 49.0 1.3 1.3 0.74 50.3 0.2
Site 1           
   Colon 27.8 2.8 20.8 <0.001 48.6 1.7 1.6 0.73 50.2 0.2
   Rectum 26.0 3.6 23.7 <0.001 49.7 2.2 0.2 0.84 49.9 0.4
Sex 1           
   Male 22.2 2.6 25.3 <0.001 47.5 1.7 0.4 0.86 47.9 0.3
   Female 31.7 3.5 20.1 <0.001 51.8 2.2 0.9 0.92 52.6 0.3
Age group           
   <50 34.7 4.1 29.0 <0.001 63.7 3.8 2.5 0.72 66.2 0.7
   50-59 37.7 4.5 29.3 <0.001 67.0 3.1 -1.7 0.44 65.3 0.5
   60-69 27.8 4.0 32.8 <0.001 60.7 2.7 -1.5 0.75 59.2 0.4
   70-79 34.0 5.0 17.0 <0.001 50.9 2.7 -0.9 0.43 50.0 0.3
   80+ 10.6 4.9 13.2 0.06 23.8 2.7 6.0 0.03 29.8 0.3
Relative survival          
Over all survival 1 37.0 4.2 23.2 <0.001 60.3 1.9 2.2 0.85 62.4 0.3
Site 1           
   Colon 37.3 4.9 22.3 <0.001 59.6 2.4 3.0 0.82 62.6 0.3
   Rectum 37.9 7.4 23.5 <0.001 61.4 3.3 -0.4 0.87 61.0 0.5
Sex 1           
   Male 30.2 5.0 29.2 <0.001 59.5 2.5 1.5 0.76 61.0 0.4
   Female 42.9 6.2 18.7 <0.001 61.6 3.0 2.1 0.98 63.7 0.3
Age group           
   <50 35.7 4.3 29.0 <0.001 64.6 3.8 2.6 0.73 67.2 0.7
   50-59 40.6 4.9 29.0 <0.001 69.6 3.2 -1.6 0.44 68.0 0.6
   60-69 32.8 4.8 34.1 <0.001 66.9 3.0 -1.4 0.91 65.5 0.5
   70-79 51.5 7.6 12.4 <0.01 63.9 3.4 -0.7 0.32 63.2 0.4
   80+ 26.6 12.3 19.6 0.42 46.1 5.2 8.9 0.07 55.0 0.6
  1. Diff, difference; SE, standard error
  2. 1also adjusted by age