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Table 1 Summary of patients’ clinical and pathological characteristics

From: Advantages of a multi-state approach in surgical research: how intermediate events and risk factor profile affect the prognosis of a patient with locally advanced rectal cancer

Variable Median [range] n (%)
Age 62 year [29–85]
BMI 25.4 kg/m2 [15–49.2]
Gender
 Male   308 (65.4)
 Female   163 (34.6)
Adjuvant therapy
 5-FU alone   166 (35.2)
 5-FU + FA   175 (37.2)
 5-FU + IFN-α   130 (27.6)
UICC tumor stage
 II   160 (34.0)
 IIIa   48 (10.2)
 IIIb   134 (28.5)
 IIIc   129 (27.4)
Tumor grade
 1 + 2   349 (74.1)
 3 + 4   122 (25.9)
Operation type
 Abdominoperineal amputation   163 (34.6)
 Anterior resection   308 (65.4)
  1. The table describes characteristics of the subgroup of patients included in the multi-state analysis (n = 471)