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Table 2 Characteristics of patients in both VA and fee-for-service settings.

From: Comorbidity, age, race and stage at diagnosis in colorectal cancer: a retrospective, parallel analysis of two health systems

Characteristic VA patients1 (n = 342) Fee-for-service patients2 (n = 340)
Stage at diagnosis (%)   
   Metastatic 27 77
   Non-metastatic 73 24
Charlson comorbidity score (Mean ± SD) 2.0 ± ± 1.0
Age in years (Mean ± SD) 67 ± ± 14
Gender (%)   
   Male 98 48
   Female 1.7 52
Race (%)   
   White 63 73
   Non-white 37 27
  1. 1Missing value summary for VA: race (n = 6); 2Missing value summary for FFS: Charlson (n = 14), age (n = 47), gender (n = 11), race (n = 45),