Table 2

 Clinical characteristics of the Finnish colorectal cancer patients*

C/C (n (%))C/T and T/T (n (%))Totalp Value
*Data for various clinical characteristics were not available from all subjects.
Age at diagnosis (y)67.4 (11.8)67.6 (11.9)
Sex
    Male114 (54.0%)341 (51.0%)455 (51.7%)NS
    Female97 (46.0%)328 (49.0%)425 (48.3%)
Tumour site
    Caecum26 (12.4%)79 (11.8%)105 (12.0%)NS
    Ascending colon19 (9.1%)74 (11.1%)93 (10.6%)
    Hepatic flexure and transverse colon21 (10.0%)59 (8.9%)80 (9.1%)
    Splenic flexure and descending colon16 (7.6%)39 (5.9%)55 (6.3%)
    Sigmoid42 (20.0%)128 (19.2%)170 (19.4%)
    Rectum86 (41.0%)288 (43.2%)374 (42.6%)
Tumour stage
    I48 (22.9%)130 (19.6%)178 (20.3%)NS
    II76 (36.2%)270 (40.6%)346 (39.5%)
    III57 (27.1%)182 (27.4%)239 (27.3%)
    IV29 (13.8%)83 (12.5%)112 (12.8%)
Tumour histology
    Adenocarcinoma200 (94.8%)607 (90.7%)807 (91.7%)NS
    Mucinous adenocarcinoma7 (3.3%)35 (5.2%)42 (4.8%)
    Partly mucinous adenocarcinoma4 (1.9%)27 (4.0%)31 (3.5%)