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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (CRC diagnosed among SA residents 50-79 yrs, 2003-2008)

From: Sociodemographic disparities in survival from colorectal cancer in South Australia: a population-wide data linkage study

Factor   Total no. (%)
Total Number (% of total) 4641 (100)
Sex Female 1973 (42.5)
  Male 2668 (57.5)
Age 50-59 yrs 959 (20.7)
  60-69 yrs 1601 (34.5)
  70-79 yrs 2085 (44.8)
Place of Inner urban 3304 (71.2)
residence Outer urban 459 (10.0)
  Rural 621 (13.4)
  Remote 257 (5.5)
Socioeconomic Lowest quintile 1120 (24.1)
status Mid-low 939 (20.2)
  Mid 849 (18.3)
  Mid-high 897 (19.3)
  Highest quintile 836 (18.0)
Private Insurance No 2082 (44.9)
  Yes 2559 (55.1)
Year 2003 789 (17.0)
  2004 771 (16.6)
  2005 722 (15.6)
  2006 744 (16.0)
  2007 828 (17.8)
  2008 787 (17.0)
Stage# A 933 (20.4)
  B 1438 (30.1)
  C 1345 (28.0)
  D 649 (14.0)
  unknown 278 (6.0)
Grade Low 123 (2.7)
  Intermediate 3293 (71.0)
  High 863 (18.6)
  unknown 362 (7.8)
Comorbidity* None 3236 (69.7)
  Single comorbidity 819 (17.7)
  Severe or multiple 586 (12.6)
Site Colon 3005 (64.7)
  Rectal or both 1636 (35.3)
  1. *Comorbidity assessed using Charlson comorbidity index
  2. #ACPS -Australian clinico-pathological staging
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