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Table 5 Distribution of polyps by location among 13,881 patients

From: Colonic polyp histopathology and location in a community-based sample of older adults

Location Distance from rectum (in centimeters) Totalb
n (%)
Sexa p-value
Female
n (%)
Male
n (%)
Right 132–147 3943 (28.4) 1842 (46.7) 2101 (53.3) <.0001
Transverse and flexures 82–132 3288 (23.7) 1351 (41.1) 1937 (58.9) <.0001
Ascending and transverse n/a 864 (6.2) 330 (38.2) 534 (61.8) <.0001
Left 57–82 1379 (9.9) 645 (46.8) 734 (53.2) 0.017
Sigmoid 15–57 2382 (17.2) 1178 (49.5) 1204 (50.6) 0.594
Rectum 4 to 14 94 (0.70) 48 (51.1) 46 (48.9) 0.837
Left and (transverse or ascending) n/a 1607 (11.6) 638 (39.7) 969 (60.3) <.0001
Left and sigmoid n/a 180 (1.3) 76 (42.2) 104 (57.8) 0.037
Not specified n/a 144 (1.0) 68 (47.2) 76 (52.8) 0.510
Total   13881 (100.0) 6176 (44.5) 7705 (55.5) <.0001
  1. aPercent in row might not sum to 100 due to rounding. bPercent of total patients