Table 1

 Number (%) of colorectal cancer cases included in the analyses for Europe and the USA: period of diagnosis, sex, age, site, country, and registry. EUROCARE and SEER data, patients diagnosed 1990–91

No of casesPeriod of diagnosisMales (%)Aged ⩾75 y (%)Colon (%)
USA9 SEER registries111911990513972
Europe10 EUROCARE registries24921990–91523861
    ItalyVarese4451990533762
Modena3061990–91523265
    FranceCalvados2621990474052
Somme2281990603864
Côte d’Or2371990544666
    NetherlandsRotterdam2021990544063
Eindhoven2561991523368
    SpainGranada1731990513154
    UKMersey2071990484758
Thames1761990474355