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Table 6 Agreement between primary reasons for not recommending chemotherapy extracted from patient charts vs. patient age and Charlson co-morbidity index

From: Reasons physicians do not recommend and patients refuse adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: a population based chart review

Oncologists’ reasons for not recommending adjuvant chemotherapy
  Co-morbidities N = 62 (100%) Age N = 25 (100%) Frailty N = 24 (100%) Total
Charlson comorbidity index        
0 22 (35) 15 (60) 11 (46) 48
1 14 (23) 5 (20) 6 (25) 25
2 or more 26 (42) 5 (20) 7 (29) 38
Age        
<65 6 (10) 0   0   6
65-69 3 (5) 0   0   3
70-74 9 (15) 0   3 (13) 12
≥ 75 44 (70) 25 (100) 21 (87) 90