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Table 3 Covariate categories of the study’s colorectal cancer patients

From: Correcting inaccurate background mortality in excess hazard models through breakpoints

Covariates Application 1 Application 2
Cohort size 1304 788
Age
 ≤ 64 years 374 (28.7)a 273 (34.6)a
 65–74 years 460 (35.3) 267 (33.9)
 75–90 years 470 (36.0) 248 (31.5)
Sex
 Men 704 (54.0) 454 (57.6)
 Women 600 (46.0) 334 (42.4)
Cancer stage
 I 391 (30.0) 229 (29.1)
 II 486 (37.3) 289 (36.6)
 III-IV 427 (32.7) 270 (34.3)
Socioprofessional category
 No occupational activity   119 (15.1)
 Clerical and manual workers   340 (43.1)
 Farmers   125 (15.9)
 Other occupational activities   204 (25.9)
  1. aColumn percentage