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Table 5 Local recurrrence rate

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

  < 75 years ≥ 75 years
AR 7% (6–8%) 8% (7–10%)
APE 9% (8–11%) 10% (7–12%)
HA 12% (7–18%) 12% (8–16%)
  1. Calculation based on 6557 curative operations 1995–2001. Values given as percentages with 95% confidence interval in brackets. AR, anterior resection, APE, abdominoperineal excision, HA, Hartmann's procedure.