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Table 2 Descriptive table. Comparison of all colorectal cancer patients alive 30 days after the operation stratified by cancer site (colon versus rectum) and by pre-existing psychiatric history

From: Colon cancer patients with a serious psychiatric disorder present with a more advanced cancer stage and receive less adjuvant chemotherapy - A Nationwide Danish Cohort Study

  All colon cancer patients a All rectal cancer patients b
Psychiatric disorder c cases
(N = 301)
Referents without psychiatric disorders c (N = 16,340) p-value, d Psychiatric disorderc cases
(N = 121)
Referents without psychiatric disordersc
(N = 8, 432)
p-value,d
N % N % N % N %
Cancer stage b
 Low, UICC stage (I, II) 115 38.21 7220 44.19   48 39.67 3838 45.52  
 Advanced UICC stage (III,IV) 164 54.49 8339 51.03 0.03 63 52.07 3860 45.78 0.377
 Missing information 22 7.31 781 4.78   10 8.26 734 8.70  
  Mean SD e Mean SD e   Mean SD e Mean SD e  
Age (years) 68.44 12.46 71.13 11.25 0.001 67.22 12.02 69.03 11.29 0.041
Gender
 Men 107 35.55 8109 49.63   64 52.89 5157 61.16  
 Women 194 64.45 8231 50.37 0.001 57 47.11 3275 38.84 0.064
Socio-economic position, n (%) f
 Quartile 1 81 26.91 3907 23.91   38 31.40 1950 23.13  
 Quartile 2 99 32.89 3926 24.03   31 25.62 1921 22.78  
 Quartile 3 67 22.26 3812 23.33   29 23.97 2070 24.55  
 Quartile 4 31 10.30 3841 23.51 0.001 15 12.40 2089 24.77 0.016
 Missing information 23 7.64 854 5.23   8 6.61 402 4.77  
Education
 Primary education/elementary school 127 42.19 6322 38.69   53 43.80 3227 38.27  
 Short education / professional training 98 32.56 6266 38.35   43 35.54 3423 40.60  
 Middle long education or university 47 15.61 2475 15.15 0.19 19 15.70 1220 14.47 0.502
 Missing information 29 9.63 1.277 7.82   6 4.96 562 6.67  
Charlson co-morbidity index score at date of the cancer operation, number (%)
 0 173 57.48 10,819 66.21   72 59.50 6093 72.26  
 1 56 18.60 2428 14.86   26 21.49 1109 13.15  
  > 1 72 23.92 3093 18.93 0.007 23 19.01 1230 14.59 0.005
  1. aAll colon cancer patients (cohort 2) with an operation in Denmark 2007–2013 according to The Danish Colorectal Cancer Group database, who were alive at least 30 days after operation, by a pre-existing psychiatric history
  2. bAll rectum cancer patients (cohort 3) with an operation in Denmark 2007–2013 according to The Danish Colorectal Cancer Group database, who were alive at least 30 days after operation, by a pre-existing psychiatric history
  3. cPsychiatric disorder cases = having had a history of hospital admission for at least one psychiatric diagnosis as the primary diagnosis according to ICD-10-criteria: DF20–29: primary psychotic disorders, and DF30–39: affective disorders in the time period from 10 years to 120 days prior to the colorectal cancer operation
  4. dPearson Chi-square test or t-test, p-value