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Table 1 Characteristics of elderly patients with M1b colon cancer by marital status

From: The effect of marital and insurance status on the survival of elderly patients with stage M1b colon cancer: a SEER-based study

  Total Single/Widowed/Separated/Divorced
(2651)
Married/Partner
(3058)
P/Value
Sex     0.000
 Male 2970 1058 (39.9%) 1912 (62.5%)  
 Female 2739 1593 (60.1%) 1146 (37.5%)  
Race     0.000
 White 4373 1932 (72.9%) 2441 (79.8%)  
 Black 855 538 (20.3%) 317 (10.4%)  
 Others 481 181 (6.8%) 300 (9.8%)  
Surgery     0.001
 None 3106 1504 (56.7%) 1602 (52.4%)  
 Surgery 2603 1147 (43.3%) 1456 (47.6%)  
Radiotherapy     0.016
 None/Unknown 5444 2547 (96.1%) 2897 (94.7%)  
 Yes 265 104 (3.9%) 161 (5.3%)  
Chemotherapy     0.000
 None/Unknown 2428 1316 (49.6%) 1112 (36.4%)  
 Yes 3281 1335 (50.4%) 1946 (63.6%)  
Insurance status     0.000
 Uninsured 233 126 (4.8%) 107 (3.5%)  
 Insured 4697 2033 (76.7%) 2664 (87.1%)  
 Medicaid 779 492 (18.6%) 287 (9.4%)