Table 1

Colon and rectal cancer 1-year and 5-year age-standardised relative survival in per cent (95% CI) among Finnish and Swedish men diagnosed at ages 0–89 years

1967–19711972–19761977–19811982–19861987–19911992–19961997–20012002–20062007–20112012–2016
1-year survival Finland
Colon50 (47 to 54)56 (53 to 60)63 (60 to 66)69 (66 to 71)69 (67 to 72)*75 (73 to 77)78 (76 to 80)79 (78 to 81)82 (81 to 84)82 (81 to 83)
Colorectum57 (54 to 59)*62 (60 to 64)*68 (66 to 70)*73 (71 to 74)73 (71 to 75)77 (75 to 78)79 (78 to 81)80 (79 to 81)*83 (82 to 84)83 (83 to 84)
Rectum and anus62 (59 to 66)68 (65 to 71)74 (71 to 76)77 (75 to 80)77 (74 to 79)79 (77 to 81)81 (79 to 83)81 (79 to 82)*85 (83 to 86)85 (83 to 86)
5-year survival Finland
Colon32 (28 to 36)38 (34 to 43)43 (40 to 47)51 (47 to 54)50 (47 to 53)56 (53 to 59)59 (56 to 61)61 (59 to 63)65 (63 to 67)65 (64 to 67)
Colorectum30 (28 to 33)*37 (34 to 40)43 (40 to 45)*49 (47 to 51)48 (46 to 50)*55 (53 to 57)58 (56 to 60)60 (59 to 62)*65 (63 to 66)65 (64 to 66)
Rectum and anus28 (25 to 32)36 (32 to 40)42 (39 to 46)47 (43 to 50)46 (43 to 49)*53 (50 to 56)56 (54 to 59)59 (57 to 62)65 (62 to 67)64 (63 to 66)
Diff 1–5 y, colon†18182018191919181717
Diff 1–5 y, rectum33323230312625222021
1-year survival Sweden
Colon56 (54 to 57)57 (55 to 58)*66 (65 to 68)69 (68 to 71)72 (70 to 73)*76 (74 to 77)78 (77 to 79)*81 (80 to 82)*83 (83 to 84)84 (84 to 85)
Colorectum59 (58 to 60)61 (60 to 63)*68 (67 to 69)*72 (71 to 73)74 (73 to 75)*77 (77 to 78)*81 (80 to 81)*82 (82 to 83)*85 (84 to 85)86 (85 to 86)
Rectum and anus63 (62 to 65)*68 (67 to 70)71 (70 to 73)74 (73 to 76)78 (76 to 79)80 (78 to 81)*84 (83 to 85)84 (83 to 85)86 (85 to 87)87 (86 to 88)
5-year survival Sweden
Colon36 (34 to 37)37 (35 to 38)*45 (43 to 47)46 (45 to 48)*50 (49 to 52)*54 (53 to 56)56 (54 to 57)*59 (58 to 60)*64 (62 to 65)64 (63 to 65)
Colorectum35 (34 to 36)37 (35 to 38)*44 (42 to 45)46 (45 to 47)*49 (48 to 51)*54 (53 to 55)57 (55 to 58)59 (58 to 60)*64 (63 to 65)64 (63 to 65)
Rectum and anus34 (32 to 36)36 (34 to 38)*42 (40 to 44)45 (43 to 47)48 (46 to 50)*53 (51 to 55)*57 (56 to 59)59 (58 to 61)*63 (62 to 65)64 (63 to 66)
Diff 1–5 y, colon†20202223222223221920
Diff 1–5 y, rectum29322929302727252323
  • *Indicates that the 95%CIs of the survival percentages between the two periods do not overlap.

  • †Diff 1–5 is the difference between survival percentage units between years 1 and 5.