Table 1

Characteristics of CRC patients and reference group

Mean ageAge range (%)Gender
(%)
Tumor localization (%)Stage
(%)
CRC patients n=516130–50: 22
51–70: 53
+71: 25
F: 33
M: 67
Colon: 59
Rectum: 41
0-II: 28
III-IV: 68
NA: 4
Reference n=405130–50: 50
51–70: 50
+71: 0
F: 42
M: 58
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  • CRC, colorectal cancer; F, female; M, male; NA, not available.