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Table 1 Colon (n = 825) and rectal (n = 381) cancer patient characteristics in the study of surgery and care patterns for colorectal cancer (n = 1206)

From: Quality indicators for colorectal cancer surgery and care according to patient-, tumor-, and hospital-related factors

Characteristics Colon Rectal
  N (%) N (%)
Median age 72 years 69 years
Gender
Men 427 (52) 236 (62)
Women 398 (48) 145 (38)
Comorbid conditions (number)
none 148 (18) 89 (23)
1 238 (29) 105 (28)
2 177 (21) 74 (19)
3 or more 147 (18) 74 (19)
Missing 115 (14) 39 (11)
ECOG Score
0-1 541 (66) 303 (80)
>1 95 (12) 24 (6)
Missing 189 (23) 54 (14)
Family history of disease
Yes 89 (11) 56 (15)
Missing 246 (30) 92 (24)
Colon tumor location
Right 416 (50)  
Left 397 (48)  
Both 12 (2)  
Rectal tumor location
Low   161 (42)
Median   129 (34)
High   91 (24)
Concomitant metastasis 216 (26) 83 (22)
Hospital setting at inclusion
Public 414 (50) 187 (49)
Private 411 (50) 194 (51)
Teaching hospital 178 (22) 123 (32)
Non-teaching hospital 647 (78) 258 (68)
District of surgeon (or oncologist if no surgery)
1 410 (50) 207 (54)
2 151 (18) 73 (19)
3 49 (6) 17 (5)
4 62 (7) 27 (7)
5 147 (18) 52 (14)
Other 6 (1) 5 (1)
Surgical procedures per year
<30 97 (12) 25 (7)
30 and over 659 (80) 312 (82)
Outside area/no surgery 69 (8) 44 (12)