Table 2

Univariate analysis on categorical background factors with respect to time to death with colorectal cancer in 70 patients with colorectal cancer Dukes’ stages A–D

No. of patientsNo. of deaths in colorectal cancerχ2P
Gender0.60.435
Female4315/43 (35%)
Male2711/27 (41%)
Dukes’ stage33.3<0.001
A121/12 (8%)
B308/30 (27%)
C198/19 (42%)
D99/9 (100%)
Site of tumor0.70.403
Colon4917/49 (35%)
Rectum219/21 (43%)
Tumour differentiation10.00.007
High153/15 (20%)
Moderate4114/41 (34%)
Poor149/14 (64%)
TS expression7.90.005
Low172/17 (12%)
High5324/53 (45%)
p53 expression0.390.532
Negative288/28 (29%)
Positive4017/40 (43%)