Table 2

Characteristics of 868 lung cancer patients and 935 hospital-based controls – Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1982–1998.

Cases (n = 868)

Controls (935)

p value


Age (years)1

62.10 (8.76)

61.59 (9.11)

ns

Sex2

Female

335 (38.6%)

358 (38.3%)

Male

533 (61.4%)

577 (61.7%)

ns

Education2

Up to high school

629 (72.5%)

498 (53.3%)

College

231 (26.6%)

431 (46.1%)

Unknown

8 (0.9%)

6 (0.6%)

p < 0.001

Smoking Status2

Current

212 (24.4%)

137 (14.7%)

Former

611 (70.4%)

425 (45.5%)

Never

45 (5.2%)

373 (39.8%)

p < 0.001

Packyears1,3

58.74 (37.55)

21.35 (27.23)

p < 0.001


1 Mean (SD); differences in means detected using independent t-tests 2 n (%); differences in proportions detected using chi-square tests 3 Packs per day × years of smoking

Moysich et al. BMC Cancer 2002 2:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-2-31

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