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Table 3 Comparison of the 1-, 3- and 5-year CSS rate between adult and elderly MPM patients

From: Clinical-pathological characteristics and prognostic factors for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in the elderly

  Number Death toll Median survival time(months) 1-year CSS rate (%) 3-year CSS rate (%) 5-year CSS rate (%)
 < 65a 827 569 19 58.41 36.96 29.30
 ≥ 65a 665 549 6 36.18 18.68 12.53
P valueb      < 0.001  < 0.001  < 0.001
  1. Significant P values shown in bold
  2. MPM, malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; CSS, cancer-specific survival
  3. arefers to the age recorded at the time of MPM diagnosis; b refers to the comparison of cause specific survival rate