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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Concerted down-regulation of immune-system related genes predicts metastasis in colorectal carcinoma

Characteristic Non-recurrent Metachronous metastasis p-value1
absolute % absolute %
Total number 33   12   
Age [years] n.s.
  Mean 65   68   
  Median 67   67   
Disease-free survival time [months] 0.000
  Mean 78   17   
  Median 77   13   
Gender      n.s.
  Female 14 42,4 8 66,7  
  Male 19 57,6 4 33,3  
UICC stage n.s.
  I 6 18,2 2 16,7  
  II 18 54,5 8 66,7  
  III 9 27,3 2 16,7  
Location n.s.
  Colon 14 42,4 5 41,7  
  Sigma 16 48,5 4 33,3  
  Rectum 3 9,1 3 25  
  1. 1The given p-value refers to the significance of the correlation of the respective characteristic with disease-free survival time and was calculated using a two-sided t-test. n.s., not significant.