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Table 1 Characteristics of first primary invasive colorectal cancer cases in New Jersey, 1996–2003

From: Geographic disparities in colorectal cancer survival

  Registry Population (N = 35,886) Survival Analysis (N = 25,040)
  n % n %
Age (mean) ± SD 69.8 ± 13.2   69.1 ± 13  
Gender     
   Male 17,611 49.1 12,423 49.6
   Female 18,275 50.9 12,617 50.4
Race/Ethnicity     
   Non-Hispanic White (NHW) 29,194 81.4 20,620 82.4
   Non-Hispanic Black (NHB) 3,732 10.4 2,464 9.8
   Hispanic 2,040 5.7 1,444 5.8
   API 720 2.0 512 2.0
   Other, Not Specified 200 0.56 0 0.0
SEER Summary Stage     
   Localized 11,816 32.9 11,308 45.2
   Regional, direct extension 6,345 17.7 6,001 24.0
   Regional, lymp nodes only 2,882 8.0 2,780 11.1
   Regional direct extension and regional lymph nodes 4,848 13.5 4,658 18.6
   Regional, Nos 313 0.87 293 1.2
   Distant 6,212 17.31 0 0
   Missing 3,470 9.7 0 0
Death Certificate Only Cases 397 1.1 0 0
Geocoding level/Census Tract Assignment     
   Full street address 33,115 92.3 23,881 95.4
   Zip code imputed to census tract 1,569 4.4 888 3.6
   Zip codes with only one census tract 364 1.0 271 1.1
   Not Geocoded/invalid addresss or zip code 838 2.3 0 0
Census Tract Poverty     
% Living below poverty     
   (Low)Q1 (0–3.0) 9087 25.3 6624 26.5
Q2 (3.1–5.5) 10419 29.0 7475 29.9
Q3 (5.6–12) 9217 25.7 6579 26.3
   (High)Q4 (>12) 6325 17.6 4362 17.4
Missing Census Tract Poverty 838 2.3 0 0
  1. Source: Data from the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, 2007; U.S. Census Bureau, 2000