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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of surgery and radiation cohorts

From: Population-based analysis of curative therapies in stage II non-small cell lung cancer: the role of radiotherapy in medically inoperable patients

 Surgery
n = 245
Curative RT
n = 132
Non-curative treatment
n = 158
p-valuep-value
Surg vs RT
AgeMedian677378< 0.001< 0.001
(range)43–8635–9455–93  
SexFemale133 54%61 46%80 51%0.3220.135
Male112 46%71 54%78 49%  
HistologyAdenocarcinoma138 56%34 26%20 13%< 0.001< 0.001
Squamous76 31%42 32%56 35%  
NOS/other31 13%56 42%82 52%  
ECOG0–1173 71%87 66%59 37%< 0.0010.614
performance≥261 25%39 30%94 60%  
statusUnknown11 5%6 5%5 3%  
Weight loss< 5% body weight
5–10%
145 59%
39 16%
73 55%
16 12%
61 39%
25 16%
0.0010.122
> 10%20 8%21 16%28 18%  
Unknown41 17%22 17%44 28%  
SmokingNever20 8%3 2%11 7%0.0460.053
Former113 46%74 56%74 47%  
Current109 45%52 39%65 41%  
Unknown3 1%3 2%8 5%  
  1. Values are presented as n (%) unless otherwise indicated
  2. RT radiation, ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  3. Never smokers: less than 100 cigarettes over lifespan; former smokers: quit greater than 1 year ago; current smokers: actively smoking or quit less than 1 year ago