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Table 2 Choice of operation for curatively and noncuratively treated patients (N = 11,510).

From: Rectal cancer treatment and outcome in the elderly: an audit based on the Swedish rectal cancer registry 1995–2004

  Operation < 75 years ≥ 75 years All patients
Curative surgery   N = 6,042 N = 3,663 N = 9,705
  AR 3,965 (65.6) 1,998 (54.5) 5,963 (61.4)
  APE 1,783 (29.5) 1,047 (28.6) 2,830 (29.2)
  HA 294 (4.9) 618 (16.9) 912 (9.4)
Noncurative surgery   N = 1,160 N = 645 N = 1,805
  AR 485 (41.8) 214 (33.2) 699 (38.7)
  APE 350 (30.2) 208 (32.2) 558 (30.9)
  HA 325 (28.0) 223 (34.6) 548 (30.4)
Total   7,202 4,308 11,510
  1. Values are absolute numbers with percentages given in brackets.
  2. P < 0.001 for both curative and noncurative surgery. Chi-squar test was used for analysis of difference between age groups. AR, anterior resection. APE, abdominoperineal excision. HA, Hartmann's procedure.