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Table 5 Toxicity and adverse events in very elderly and younger patients

From: Stereotactic body radiotherapy for very elderly patients (age, greater than or equal to 85 years) with stage I non-small cell lung cancer

  All Very elderly Younger patients p value
  (n = 81) (n = 20) (n = 61)  
Radiation pneumonitis     
 ≥ Grade 2 9 (11.1%) 6 (30%) 3 (4.9%) 0.002*
 Grade 2 7 (8.6%) 4 (20%) 3 (4.9%)  
 Grade 3 2 (2.5%) 2 (10%) 0  
Rib fracture 15 (18.5%) 5 (25%) 10 (16.3%) 0.41
  1. *p < 0.05.