Table 1

Clinicopathological characteristics of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (n = 100)

Variable

Long survival (n = 50)

Short survival (n = 50)


Survival (days, mean ± standard error)

1972.0 ± 78.0

351.8 ± 32.5

Age (years, mean ± standard error)

58.0 ± 1.4

60.5 ± 1.3

Gender (male: female)

40:10

41:9

Tumor stage: number (%)

I

24 (48)

11 (22)

II

9 (18)

11 (22)

III

15 (30)

20 (40)

IV

2 (4)

8 (16)

Histology: number (%)

Adenocarcinoma

12 (24)

24 (48)

Squamous

34 (68)

17 (34)

Alveolar cell

3 (6)

7 (14)

Large cell

1 (2)

2 (4)

Tumor grade: number (%)

Well differentiation

2 (4)

0 (0)

Moderate differentiation

27 (54)

21 (42)

Poor differentiation

15 (30)

15 (30)

Not recorded

6 (12)

14 (28)

Lymph node metastasis: number (%)

No

37 (74)

23 (46)

Yes

13 (26)

27 (54)


Ma et al. BMC Cancer 2010 10:112   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-112

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