Table 3

Verified colorectal cancer mortality by age, sex and site of cancer

All colorectal cancer deathsMortality ratio (95% CI)
No. of deathsRate (per 1000 person-years)
Intervention armControl armIntervention armControl arm
Sex
 Female5225800.740.820.90 (0.80 to 1.01)
 Male6547201.111.210.91 (0.82 to 1.02)
(interaction p=0.84)
Age at randomisation (years)
 <604574720.650.680.96 (0.85 to 1.10)
 60+7198281.201.380.87 (0.79 to 0.97)
(interaction p=0.23)
Site of cancer
 Proximal4494830.350.370.93 (0.82 to 1.06)
 Distal7118000.550.610.89 (0.80 to 0.98)
  • Person-years of follow-up were calculated from date of entry into the study to death or 30th June 2009, whichever was earlier.