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Table 2 Characteristics of elderly patients with M1b colon cancer by insurance 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 Uninsured
(233)
Insured
(4697)
Medicaid
(779)
P/Value
Sex      0.901
 Male 2970 123 (52.8%) 2447 (52.1%) 400 (51.3%)  
 Female 2739 110 (47.2%) 2250 (47.9%) 379 (48.7%)  
Race      0.000
 White 4373 169 (72.5%) 3731 (79.4%) 473 (60.7%)  
 Black 855 51 (21.9%) 628 (13.4%) 176 (22.6%)  
 Others 481 13 (5.6%) 338 (7.2%) 130 (16.7%)  
Surgery      0.018
 None 3106 138 (59.2%) 2515 (53.5%) 453 (58.2%)  
 Surgery 2603 95 (40.8%) 2182 (46.5%) 326 (41.8%)  
Radiation      0.172
 None/Unknown 5444 221 (94.8%) 4470 (95.2%) 753 (96.7%)  
 Yes 265 12 (5.2%) 227 (4.8%) 26 (3.3%)  
Chemotherapy      0.000
 None/Unknown 2428 112 (48.1%) 1919 (40.9%) 397 (51.0%)  
 Yes 3281 121 (51.9%) 2778 (59.1%) 382 (49.0%)  
Marital status      0.000
 Single/Widowed/Separated/Divorced 2651 126 (54.1%) 2033 (43.3%) 492 (63.2%)  
 Married/Partner 3058 107 (45.9%) 2664 (56.7%) 287 (36.8%)