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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Assessment of the psychosocial and economic impact according to sex in non-small cell lung cancer patients: an exploratory longitudinal study

Parameter Arm A Arm B p value
(Male) (Female)
(N = 229) (N = 104)
n % n %
Age, years      0.0010b
 Mean (SD) 65 (8.8)   62 (10.4)   
 Median (Q1, Q3) 66 (60, 72)   61 (55, 69)   
 Range 36–84   37–85   
Comorbidities      0.2809b
 Mean (SD) 3 (2.1)   3 (2.1)   
 Median (Q1, Q3) 2 (1, 4)   2 (1, 4)   
 Range 1–10   1–10   
ECOG      0.1643c
 0 91 40 29 28  
 1 107 47 60 58  
 2 23 9 10 9  
 3 2 1 1 1  
 Missing 6 3 4 4  
Smoking habits      < 0.0001d
 Smoker/ex-smoker 222 97 66 63  
 Non-smoker 7 3 38 37  
Marital status      0.0002c
 Single 25 11 19 18  
 Married/Partnered 168 73 51 49  
 Widowed 9 4 13 13  
 Divorced 4 2 6 6  
 Missing 23 10 15 14  
Educational level      0.0098c
 No education 25 11 9 9  
 Basic 118 52 37 35  
 Higher 31 13 26 25  
 Missing 55 24 32 31  
Histology      0.0082c
 Adenocarcinoma 158 69 87 84  
 Squamous cell 44 19 8 8  
 Others 27 12 8 8  
Mutationsa      
 EGFR+ 11 5 21 20  
 ALK+ 4 2 5 5  
 BRAF+ 1 1 1 1  
  1. Italic values are statistically significant
  2. aEGFR mutation status was not determined in 67 men (29%) and 8 (8%) women; ALK mutation status was not determined in 103 men (45%) and 26 (25%) women; BRAF mutation status was not determined in 200 men (87%) and 93 (90%) women
  3. bWilcoxon signed-rank test
  4. cFisher’s exact test
  5. dChi-squared test