Table 1

Unadjusted analysis of percentages of colorectal patients by treatment type and days from diagnosis to treatment start: South Australian major public hospitals, 2000–2010 diagnoses*

Surgery (surgery cases)Radiotherapy (radiotherapy cases)Chemotherapy (chemotherapy cases)Any treatment (surgery cases)
n≤3031–6061–90≥90P valuen≤3031–6061–90≥90P valuen≤3031–6061–90≥90P valuen≤3031–6061–90≥90P value
All cases167559.021.26.013.961620.937.817.423.9155615.340.724.619.5167561.725.67.15.6
Age at diagnosis (years)
 <509159.311.04.425.3<0.0017924.145.67.622.80.04218919.647.119.014.3<0.0019165.922.03.38.80.048
 50–5921052.920.05.721.411822.040.717.819.532216.544.120.518.921058.728.47.75.3
 60–6938852.322.95.918.818820.735.612.322.349816.138.026.719.338857.129.16.87.0
 70–7957061.123.05.610.417520.136.016.028.046912.639.026.721.757061.926.27.24.8
 80+41665.420.07.07.75617.933.921.426.87811.538.528.221.841666.121.27.75.1
Sex
 Males89356.021.95.916.10.00340019.838.518.023.80.56791016.339.023.820.90.64989359.227.37.16.40.017
 Females78262.420.36.011.321623.136.616.224.164613.943.025.517.578264.423.87.04.7
Socioeconomic
 Low54456.322.85.915.10.11820616.043.218.921.80.82650713.439.426.420.70.66454458.828.06.66.60.104
 Low-medium38860.319.86.713.113724.836.516.821.937416.644.921.916.638862.724.97.05.4
 Medium-high34558.621.45.514.512824.235.218.821.932016.340.027.516.334561.924.18.15.8
 High39861.820.15.812.314521.433.814.530.335515.838.622.023.739864.424.56.84.3
Accessibility
 High135358.920.46.414.30.58447522.136.416.824.60.764122316.440.324.019.30.12135361.825.17.35.90.992
 Medium-high22861.023.23.911.89417.044.721.317.022810.141.228.120.622862.127.36.64.0
 Poor9455.327.74.312.84717.038.314.929.810513.343.823.819.09458.529.85.36.4
Local health network
 Northern metro24245.924.412.017.80.02610618.934.919.826.40.1224816.141.524.27.30.00424249.630.412.17.9<0.001
 Central metro61861.720.26.811.320221.832.717.827.749517.836.626.519.261864.124.07.34.7
 Southern metro41764.317.73.414.613425.440.314.220.142616.742.720.720.041766.823.04.85.3
 Country South15552.927.71.917.47425.740.514.918.91598.841.528.321.415556.531.23.98.4
 Country North24160.222.05.012.910011.246.919.422.422811.044.525.119.424161.926.27.44.5
Subsite
 Colon109865.022.14.97.9<0.0018611.612.814.061.6<0.00189813.140.227.419.30.018109866.223.46.04.5<0.001
 Rectum57747.519.48.025.153022.541.917.917.765818.241.320.719.857753.129.99.27.8
ACPS stage
 A28053.930.47.97.90.4605024.044.014.018.00.1144725.536.221.317.00.00328055.432.57.94.30.114
 B65461.523.94.79.9(A-D)14721.138.821.818.424913.340.227.718.965463.326.75.74.3
 C41255.617.26.820.423116.040.721.222.16966.647.327.618.541258.925.68.86.8
 D27963.812.55.018.616225.929.010.534.651626.633.119.620.727968.617.36.57.6
 UK5051.518.212.118.22627.359.14.59.14826.934.615.423.15059.220.410.210.2
Diagnosis years
 2000–200586965.017.55.412.1<0.00133523.934.015.826.30.89878217.444.221.217.1<0.00186968.021.46.24.4<0.001
 2006–201080652.525.26.617.828117.442.319.221.077413.237.127.921.880654.830.38.07.0
  • *Excludes cases where insufficient data on date of diagnosis (see ‘Methods’)

  • ACPS, Australian Clinico-Pathological Staging; UK, unknown.