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Table 1 Patients main characteristics

From: Preoperative conventional chemoradiotherapy versus short-course radiotherapy with delayed surgery for rectal cancer: results of a randomized controlled trial

Variable RT
n = 68
CRT
n = 72
P
Age (years) 65.6 (SD = 9.5) 63.14 (SD = 10.1) 0.141
Gender (%)
 Male 43 (63.2) 50 (69.4) 0.437
 Female 25 (36.8) 22 (30.6)  
ASA1 (%) 1 (1.5) 1 (1.4)  
ASA2 (%) 32 (48.5) 31 (43.1) 0.808
ASA3 (%) 33 (50) 40 (55.5)  
Period from the end of    
neoadjuvant therapy till surgery (days) 48.03 (SD = 12.5) 47.14 (SD = 8.6) 0.622
Clinical stage (%)
 II 16 (23.5) 15 (20.8) 0.701
 III 52 (76.5) 57 (79.2)  
Tumor distance from anal
 verge (%)    
  < 5 cm 34 (50) 30 (41.7)  
 5–10 cm 29 (42.6) 37 (51.4) 0.575
 11–15 cm 5 (7.4) 5 (6.9)