Table 1

Patient characteristics
Characteristic Non-recurrent Metachronous metastasis p-value1
absolute % absolute %
Total number 33 12
Age [years] n.s.
  Mean 65 68
  Median 67 67
Disease-free survival time [months] 0.000
  Mean 78 17
  Median 77 13
Gender n.s.
  Female 14 42,4 8 66,7
  Male 19 57,6 4 33,3
UICC stage n.s.
  I 6 18,2 2 16,7
  II 18 54,5 8 66,7
  III 9 27,3 2 16,7
Location n.s.
  Colon 14 42,4 5 41,7
  Sigma 16 48,5 4 33,3
  Rectum 3 9,1 3 25

1The given p-value refers to the significance of the correlation of the respective characteristic with disease-free survival time and was calculated using a two-sided t-test. n.s., not significant.

Fehlker et al.

Fehlker et al. BMC Cancer 2014 14:64   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-14-64

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