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Previous state hospital-based local studies suggest varying population-based clinicopathological patterns of colorectal cancer (CRC). Patients diagnosed with CRC in the state and private sector hospitals in Durban, South Africa over a 12-month period (January-December 2009) form the basis of our study. Of 491 patients (172 state and 319 private sector patients), 258 were men. State patients were younger than private patients. Anatomical site distribution was similar in both groups with minor variations. Stage IV disease was more common in state patients. State patients were younger, presented with advanced disease and had a lower resection rate. Black patients were the youngest, presented with advanced disease and had the lowest resection rate.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/0049475517710887

Type

Journal

Tropical doctor

Publication Date

10/2017

Volume

47

Pages

360 - 364

Addresses

1 Colorectal Unit, Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Keywords

Humans, Colorectal Neoplasms, Neoplasm Staging, Prospective Studies, Developing Countries, Databases, Factual, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Hospitals, Private, Hospitals, State, Delivery of Health Care, South Africa, Female, Male, Young Adult