Table 3.

Stage distributions of colorectal cancer by race and anatomic subsite for patients ≥50 years old, selected areas in the United States,* 1995 to 1999, males

Anatomic SubsiteAPI
Whites
Blacks
LocalizedRegionalDistantLocalizedRegionalDistantLocalizedRegionalDistant
Colon and rectum40.542.517.138.742.718.634.740.724.6
Proximal34.947.517.733.848.018.130.545.224.3
    Cecum (C18.0)33.647.219.231.047.621.429.543.626.9
    Ascending (C18.2)36.646.516.936.347.416.332.245.822.0
    Transverse plus two flexures (C18.3 to C18.5)34.748.316.933.150.416.430.146.523.4
Distal41.441.617.042.239.618.238.838.822.4
    Descending (C18.6)37.345.617.138.545.116.438.940.021.2
    Sigmoid colon (C18.7)42.240.916.942.938.518.638.838.422.7
Rectum44.839.915.342.340.617.139.537.023.5
    Rectosigmoid junction (C19.9)36.345.518.236.344.419.331.343.225.6
    Rectum (C20.9)48.937.213.845.338.716.043.633.922.5
  • * Source: NAACCR 1995 to 2000 analytic data file, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Atlanta (Georgia), Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Seattle/Puget Sound (Washington), West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

  • International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Second Edition topograph codes are C18.0 to C18.9, C19.9, C20.9, and C26.0. Lymphomas were excluded.

  • Appendiceal cancers were not included in this group.