Table 1.

Sample characteristics

White (n = 4,699)Black (n = 682)
Frequency (%)Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male2,465 (52.46%)326 (52.20%)
 Female2,234 (47.54%)356 (47.80%)
Age group
 18–44 years254 (5.40%)66 (9.68%)
 45–54 years663 (14.11%)170 (24.93%)
 55–64 years865 (18.41%)184 (26.98%)
 65–74 years1,005 (21.39%)150 (21.99%)
 75+ years1,912 (40.69%)112 (16.42%)
SEER Summary Stage 2000 categories
 Localized1,934 (41.16%)270 (39.59%)
 Regional1,882 (40.05%)247 (36.22%)
 Distant883 (18.79%)165 (24.19%)
Vital status (as of December 31, 2011)
 Alive2,759 (58.71%)417 (61.14%)
 Deceased1,940 (41.29%)265 (38.86%)
Cause of death(n = 1,940)(n = 265)
 Colorectal cancer1159 (59.74%)178 (67.17%)
 Other causes781 (40.27%)87 (32.83%)