Table 2

Individual variable analysis for recognized determinants of survival for rectal cancer using Kaplan-Meier and Cox-proportional hazard model
Factor total = 226(%) Albumin < 35 g/L n = 45(%) Albumin > 35 g/L n = 181(%) P value
Gender 0.09
  Male 25(55%) 98(54%)
  Female 20(45%) 83(46%)
Age Continuos variable Continuos variable 0.05
Site (Low < 6 cm) 0.79
  Upper 27 (60%) 94 (52%)
  Lower 18 (40%) 87 (48%)
Neoadjuvant CRT 0.90
  Given 08 (18%) 68 (38%)
  Not given 37 (82%) 113 (62%)
Tumour stage 0.002*
  AJCC+ 27 (60%) 91 (50%)
  AJCC III/IV 18 (40%) 90 (50%)
Differentiation 0.18
  Well 04 (9%) 26 (15%)
  Moderate 37 (82%) 133 (73%)
  Poor 04 (9%) 22 (12%)
Circumferential margin <0.001*
  R0 35 (78%) 156 (86%)
  R1 10 (22%) 25 (14%)
Distal margin 0.07
  R0 40 (89%) 163 (90%)
  R1 05 (11%) 18 (10%)
Peri-neural invasion 07 (16%) 18 (10%) <0.001*
Angio invasion 05 (11%) 14 (8%) <0.001*
Lympho-vascular invasion 08 (18%) 15 (8%) <0.001*

+ American joint committee on cancer.

*Significant values.

Chandrasinghe et al.

Chandrasinghe et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2013 13:12   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-13-12

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