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Table 3 Diagnostic delay in early versus late stage colorectal cancer (CRC) in 272 symptomatic patients diagnosed with CRC in a population-based study.

From: Does delay in diagnosing colorectal cancer in symptomatic patients affect tumor stage and survival? A population-based observational study

Early vs Late stage CRC   patient's delay (weeks) healthcare delay (weeks) total diagnostic delay (weeks)
Early stage CRC Mean 12.6 17.1 29
(Dukes A&B, N = 136) Median 5.5 12 21.5
  SD 19.8 15.7 22.9
  SE 1.7 1.3 2
Late stage CRC Mean 15 19 33.4
(Dukes C&D, N = 136) Median 6 10 27
  SD 23.3 21.4 26.9
  SE 2 1.8 2.3
Total Mean 13.8 18 31.2
(N = 272) Median 6 12 23.5
  SD 21.6 18.8 25
  SE 1.3 1.1 1.5
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