Table 1

Distribution of patient characteristics; San Francisco Bay Area Adult Glioma Study, 1991-2000

Characteristics

All cases (N = 748)

Self-reported cases (N = 450)


Age (median ± SE)

55.7 ± 0.6

49.8 ± 0.7

Gender (% male)

57.1%

59.1%

Ethnicity (% White)

83.4%

84.2%

Education

< 12 years

12.2%

6.4%

High school graduate

24.2%

20.9%

≥ 1 year college

63.6%

72.7%

Histology Group

Grade II

19.1%

28.2%

Grade III

17.4%

19.3%

Grade IV*

63.5%

52.4%

Treatment

Surgical Resection

83.0%

91.8%

Radiotherapy

73.7%

83.1%

Chemotherapy

20.3%

26.9%

Age at first drink

Never drank alcohol

9.2%

8.0%

<18 years old

30.4%

31.3%

18 - 20 years old

33.2%

34.7%

≥21 years old

26.6%

26.0%

Unknown

0.7%

0%

Total Packyears

Never smoked

43.5%

46.0%

> 0 to ≤ 18.5

25.4%

30.0%

> 18.5

25.9%

22.0%

Unknown

5.2%

2.0%


includes 44 astrocytomas, 63 oligodendrogliomas, 36 oligoastrocytomas.

includes 90 astrocytomas, 26 oligodendrogliomas, 14 oligoastrocytomas.

*all (n = 475) glioblastomas.

DeLorenze et al. BMC Cancer 2010 10:215   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-215

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