Table 1

Characteristics of cohort with non-small cell lung cancer, stratified by stage at diagnosis

Characteristic

Early Stage

In-Situ/Local

N = 132

N or Mean (% or SD)

Advanced Stage

Regional/Distant/Unknown

N = 480

N or Mean (% or SD)


Demographics

Age (years)

67.0 (6.5)

67.0 (6.5)

Women

70 (53.0%)

209 (43.5%)

Non-White Race/Ethnicity

6 (4.6%)

27 (5.6%)

Smoking

Years of Smoking (years)*

32.4 (15.0)

33.8 (13.6)

Pack Years (years)*

40.3 (26.8)

44.3 (28.5)

Smoking Status

Never smoker

16 (12.1%)

32 (6.7%)

Current smoker

39 (29.6%)

141 (29.4%)

Former, Quit <10 yr

18 (13.6%)

92 (19.2%)

Former, Quit ≥10 yr

58 (43.9%)

211 (44.0%)

Socioeconomic

College Graduate or Higher

22 (16.7%)

121 (25.2%)

Income > $40,000/year

48 (36.4%)

189 (39.4%)

Currently Married/Partner

94 (71.2%)

327 (68.1%)

Medical History

COPD

23 (17.4%)

70 (14.6%)

History of Cancer

28 (21.2%)

102 (21.3%)

Family History Lung Cancer**

30 (22.7%)

89 (18.5%)

Comorbid Disease*** (1 or more)

74 (56.1%)

273 (56.9%)

Exercise (Highest Quartile)****

22 (16.7%)

89 (18.5%)

BMI Category (kg/m2)

Normal (18.5 - 24.9)

41 (31.1%)

164 (34.2%)

Underweight (<18.5)

4 (3.0%)

8 (1.7%)

Overweight (25 - 29.9)

55 (41.7%)

191 (39.8%)

Obese (≥30)

23 (17.4%)

89 (18.5%)

Screening Activities

Sigmoidoscopy/Colonoscopy

89 (67.4%)

275 (57.3%)

PSA (men only)

45 (72.6%)

187 (69.0%)

Mammogram (women only)

61 (87.1%)

191 (91.4%)

Screening (at least one screening study)

118 (89.4%)

419 (87.3%)


Note: percentages are of total and may not sum to 100% secondary to rounding and missing information

Abbreviations

BMI: Body Mass Index

COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

*among current or former smokers

** ≥1 1st degree relative with lung cancer

***See definition in text

**** usual MET hours per week for each activity averaged over the previous 10 years

Slatore et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:228   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-228

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