Table 5

Patient characteristics
N patients Proportion (%)
Age
   ≤65 years 85 49
   >65 years 90 51
Gender
   Female 53 30
   Male 122 70
ECOG performance score
   2 49 78
   3-4 126 72
Number of involved vertebrae
   1-2 55 31
   ≥3 120 69
Ambulatory status prior to RT
   Not Ambulatory 89 51
   Ambulatory 86 49
Other bone metastases
   No 65 37
   Yes 110 63
Visceral metastases
   No 86 49
   Yes 89 51
Time developing motor deficits
1-7 days 88 50
   >7 days 87 50
   Radiation schedule
Short-course RT 90 51
   Longer-course RT 85 49

Douglas et al.

Douglas et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:261   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-261

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