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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Use of palliative radiotherapy in brain and bone metastases (VARA II study)

  Bone Metastasis N = 746 Brain Metastasis N = 499
Age (years) 62 (95%CI: 60–64) Range: 20-92 59 (95%CI: 56–61) Range: 20-79
Gender:   
 Male 63% 65%
 Female 37% 35%
Primary Site:   
 Lung 31% 56%
 Breast 26% 20%
 Prostate 14%  
 Digestive 9% 8%
 Other Urologic 6% 3%
 Gynaecologic 2%  
 Head and Neck 1%  
 Others 11% 13%
Location:   
 Thoracic spine 34%  
 Pelvis 23%  
 Lumbar spine 22%  
 Femur 9%  
 Humerus 3%  
 Others 9%  
Radiosurgery:   3.2%
Surgery:   2.4%
Spinal cord compression 10%  
ECOG   
 0 24% 31%
 1 46% 40%
 2 18% 21%
 3 9% 5%
 4 3% 3%