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Table 1 Characteristics of Colorectal cancer cases and deaths (2002–2014) in SA

From: Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality trends by sex and population group in South Africa: 2002–2014

  Colorectal cancer cases, (N = 33,232)
N(%)
Colorectal cancer death, (N = 26,836)
N(%)
Age
 Mean (SD) 61.70(±14.38) 65.19 (±14.91)
Age group (years)
  < 15 24 (0.1%) 20 (0.1%)
 15–30 894 (2.7%) 551 (2.1%)
 31–45 3578 (10.8%) 2272 (8.5%)
 46–60 9817 (29.5%) 6447 (24.0%)
  > 60 17,760 (53.4%) 16,915 (63.0%)
 Missing 1159 (3.5%) 631 (2.4%)
Sex
 Female 15,208 (45.8%) 14,109 (52.6%)
 Male 17,995 (54.1%) 12,702 (47.3%)
 Missing 29(0.1%) 25 (0.1%)
Population group
 Black 8942 (26.9%) 7163 (26.7%)
 Mixed race 4613 (13.9%) 2645 (9.9%)
 Asian 1878 (5.7%) 1169 (4.4%)
 White 16,207 (48.8%) 10,919 (40.7%)
 Missing 1592 (4.8%) 4940 (18.4%)
Laboratory type
 Private 18,666 (56.2%)
 Public 14,566 (43.8%)
Marital status
 Divorced 4412 (16.4%)
 Married 10,630 (39.6%)
 Never_Married 4887 (18.2%)
 Widowed 2648 (9.9%)
 Missing 4259 (15.9%)