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Table 2 Comparison of pre-operative, operative and post operative variables between the two age groups in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer

From: Impact of age on outcome after colorectal cancer surgery in the elderly - a developing country perspective

Variables Age ≥ 70
N = 56
n(%)
Age < 70
N = 215
n(%)
p
Pre-operative/operative    
Hypoalbuminemia 17 (30.4) 47 (21.9) 0.80
Preoperative complications 47 (83.9) 185 (86) 0.68
   Obstruction 10 (17.9) 25 (11.6) 0.21
   Perforation 2 (3.6) 7 (3.3) 0.90
Co-morbidity 46 (82.1) 97 (45.1) < 0.001
ASA 3-5 30 (53.6) 61 (28.4) < 0.001
Charlson score (3 & above) 37 (67.3) 52 (24.1) < 0.001
Mode of presentation    0.25
   Emergency 10 (17.9) 26 (12.1)  
   Elective 46 (82.1) 189 (87.9)  
Intent of Surgery    0.45
   Curative 52 (92.9) 205 (95.3)  
   Palliative 4 (7.1) 10 (4.7)  
Type of Surgery    0.15
   Right hemicolectomy 16 (28.6) 55 (25.6)  
   Abdominoperenial resection 5 (8.9) 52 (24.1)  
   Low anterior resection 9 (16.1) 23 (10.7)  
   Sigmoid Colectomy 9 (16.1) 26(12.1)  
   Others 17 (30.2) 59 (27.4)  
Post-operative    
Overall morbidity 23 (41.1) 75 (34.9) 0.39
Systemic complications 16 (28.6) 37 (17.2) 0.05
Surgical complications 11 (19.6) 54 (25.1) 0.39
30 d mortality 4 (7.1) 2 (0.9) 0.005