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Table 1 Population general characteristics

From: A shift from distal to proximal neoplasia in the colon: a decade of polyps and CRC in Italy

  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Tot
patients 211 220 222 283 289 343 357 377 393 392 3087
mean age ± DS 67.6 ± 8.8 66.6 ± 1 66.5 ± 10.9 67.6 ± 12.7 66.2 ± 4.9 67.6 ± 2.1 67.4 ± 5.6 67.2 ± 6.0 67.0 ± 8.1 66.0 ± 15.5 67.0
M 123 102 95 139 123 154 214 245 248 242 1685
F 88 118 127 144 166 189 143 132 145 150 1402
Total lesions (%) 6.8 7.1 7.2 9.1 9.4 11.1 11.6 12.2 12.7 12.8 100