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Table 2 Characteristics of cervical cancer cases diagnosed in 1984–2008 by adherence to treatment guidelines (n = 1085a)

From: Effect of changes in treatment practice on survival for cervical cancer: results from a population-based study in Manitoba, Canada

  Treated according to treatment guidelines  
  Total Yes (n = 852) No (n = 233)  
Characteristics No. (Column %) No. (Row %) No. (Row %) p-value*
Tumour stage     0.005
 IA 230 (21) 175 (76) 55 (24)  
 IB-IIA 400 (37) 301 (75) 99 (25)  
 IIB-IVA 435 (37) 326 (75) 109 (25)  
 IVB 52 (5) 50 (96) 2 (4)  
Age at diagnosis     0.22
 0–45 518 (48) 398 (77) 120 (23)  
 46–65 333 (31) 261 (78) 72 (22)  
 >65 234 (22) 193 (82) 41 (18)  
Histology     0.04
 SCC 866 (80) 691 (80) 175 (20)  
 Others 219 (20) 161 (74) 58 (26)  
Area of residence     0.90
 Urban 707 (65) 554 (78) 153 (22)  
 Rural 378 (35) 298 (79) 80 (21)  
Diagnosis period     <.0001
 1984–1998 718 (66) 594 (83) 124 (17)  
 1999–2008 367 (34) 258 (70) 109 (30)  
  1. SCC squamous cell carcinoma/adenosquamous carcinoma
  2. *For chi-square test of association
  3. aAfter excluding cases with either missing stage data (14 %, mostly diagnosed in 2000–2003), cause of death (4 %) or treatment records (5 %)