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Table 2 Colorectal cancer case characteristics and 5-year survival of localized and regional cases used in the analyses by sex, race/ethnicity, census tract poverty and mean age at diagnosis (1996–2003)

From: Geographic disparities in colorectal cancer survival

  Study Population 5-Year Survival (95%CI) Localized Cases 5-Year Survival (95%CI) % Cases Regional Cases 5-Year Survival (95%CI) % Cases
  n = 25,040 n = 11,308   n = 13,732  
Total population 79.6 (79.1, 80.2) 90.7 (90.1, 91.2) 45.2 70.4 (69.5, 71.2) 54.8
Sex      
   Male 80.2 (79.5, 81.0) 90.9 (90.0, 91.7) 45.9 71.1 (69.8, 72.7) 54.1
   Female 79.0 (78.2, 79.4) 90.4 (89.6, 91.2) 44.4 69.8 (68.6, 71.0) 55.6
P value from Log-rank 0.01 0.79   0.03  
Race/Ethnicity      
   Non-Hispanic White 83.2 (79.6, 86.9) 92.2 (87.9, 96.5) 45.5 77.6 (72.4, 82.8) 54.5
   Non-Hispanic Black 75.6 (73.9, 77.6) 87.6 (85.4, 89.7) 45.1 65.7 (62.9, 68.6) 55.0
   Hispanic 79.1 (76.8, 81.4) 90.1 (87.6, 92.6) 43.7 70.5 (67.1, 74.0) 56.2
   API 80.0 (79.4, 80.6) 91.0 (90.3, 91.6) 37.1 70.7 (69.8, 71.7) 62.9
P value from Log-rank <0.0001 0.009   0.0002  
Census Tract Poverty, % Living below poverty      
   (Low)Q1 (0–3.0) 81.8 (80.8, 82.8) 92.2 (91.2, 93.2) 45.2 73.2 (71.7, 74.8) 54.8
Q2 (3.1–5.5) 80.9 (80.0, 81.9) 91.8 (90.8, 92.8) 45.6 71.6 (70.1, 73.1) 54.4
Q3 (5.6–12) 78.9 (77.8, 80.0) 89.4 (88.2, 90.6) 45.4 70.0 (68.4, 71.6) 54.6
   (High)Q4 (>12) 74.9 (73.4, 76.3) 87.9 (86.3, 89.5) 44.0 64.4 (62.3, 66.6) 56.0
P value from Log-rank <0.0001 <0.0001   <0.0001  
  1. Source: Data from the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, 2007; U.S. Census Bureau, 2000; CI = Confidence Interval API = Asian Pacific Islander
  2. 5-year colorectal cancer specific survival rates based on Kaplan-Meier estimates