Table 5

 Five year survival of patients with different nodal yields (95% CI)

StageNumber of nodes retrievedFive year survival
ColonRectumColorectal
Dukes B0–342.0 (31.4 to 52.3)51.0 (36.8 to 63.4)45.4 (36.9 to 53.5)
4–662.7 (54.9 to 69.5)60.9 (49.1 to 70.7)62.1 (55.7 to 67.8)
7–963.9 (56.8 to 70.1)65.6 (55.7 to 73.4)64.5 (58.8 to 69.6)
10–1266.2 (59.0 to 72.5)69.6 (58.7 to 78.2)67.3 (61.4 to 72.5)
13–1573.3 (65.3 to 79.8)78.2 (59.0 to 81.2)72.8 (66.2 to 78.3)
>1580.6 (75.0 to 85.0)77.0 (68.6 to 83.4)79.3 (74.8 to 83.1)
Dukes C1 positive node58.4 (52.2 to 64.1)57.4 (50.1 to 63.9)57.9 (53.3 to 62.3)