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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for colon cancer patients diagnosed in Sweden during 1961–2011. N = number of diagnoses, d = number of deaths during follow-upa, % d = percentage dying during follow-upa

From: The loss in expectation of life after colon cancer: a population-based study

  1961–1971 1972–1981 1982–1991 1992–2001 2002–2011 Total
  N (%) d % d N D % d N D % d N D % d N D % d N d % d
Age                   
<50 1498 (7.3) 947 63.2 1180 (5.2) 716 60.7 1162 (4.4) 639 55.0 1282 (4.3) 632 49.3 1476 (4.2) 509 34.5 6598 (4.9) 3443 52.2
50–59 2800 (13.7) 1929 68.9 2667 (11.7) 1793 67.2 2480 (9.3) 1535 61.9 2905 (9.7) 1604 55.2 3280 (9.2) 1219 37.2 14,132 (10.5) 8080 57.2
60–69 5451 (26.7) 4481 82.2 5897 (26.0) 4567 77.5 6477 (24.4) 4665 72.0 6234 (20.9) 4059 65.1 8083 (22.8) 3113 38.5 32,142 (23.8) 20,885 65.0
70–79 6939 (34.0) 6506 93.8 8271 (36.4) 7557 91.4 10,015 (37.7) 8885 88.7 11,043 (36.9) 9130 82.7 12,224 (34.5) 5971 48.9 48,492 (35.9) 38,049 78.5
80+ 3731 (18.3) 3684 98.7 4697 (20.7) 4634 98.7 6439 (24.2) 6313 98.0 8440 (28.2) 8156 96.6 10,421 (29.4) 6964 66.8 33,728 (25.0) 29,751 88.2
Males 10,014 (49.0) 8819 88.1 10,803 (47.6) 9426 87.3 12,507 (47.1) 10,712 85.7 14,451 (48.3) 11,712 81.1 17,435 (48.8) 9058 52.0 65,210 (48.3) 49,727 76.3
Females 10,405 (51.0) 8728 83.9 11,909 (52.4) 9841 82.6 14,066 (52.9) 11,325 80.5 15,453 (51.7) 11,869 76.8 18,049 (51.2) 8718 48.3 69,882 (51.7) 50,481 72.2
Total 20,419 (15.1) 17,547 85.9 22,712 (16.8) 19,267 84.8 26,573 (19.7) 22,037 82.9 29,904 (22.1) 23,581 78.9 35,484 (26.3) 17,776 50.1 135,092 (100) 100,208 74.2
  1. aPatients are followed until death, first emigration after diagnosis, 31/12-2012 or a maximum of 15 years after diagnosis