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Table 1 Description of the cases included in the analysis stratified by sex

From: No inequalities in survival from colorectal cancer by education and socioeconomic deprivation - a population-based study in the North Region of Portugal, 2000-2002

Variable Male Female
  n % n %
All 2310 100 1795 100
Age group     
 15–44 114 4.9 125 7.0
 45–54 268 11.6 209 11.6
 55–64 548 23.7 364 20.3
 65–74 876 37.9 616 34.3
 75–84 504 21.8 481 26.8
Education level     
 Higher education 516 22.3 434 24.2
 q4 543 23.5 422 23.5
 q3 475 20.6 366 20.4
 q2 400 17.3 328 18.3
 Lower education 376 16.3 245 13.6
EDI     
 Least deprived 377 16.3 289 16.1
 q4 403 17.4 310 17.3
 q3 459 19.9 334 18.6
 q2 490 21.2 393 21.9
 Most deprived 581 25.2 469 26.1
Cancer site     
 Colon 1421 61.5 1206 67.2
 Rectum 889 38.5 589 32.8