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Table 1 Patient characteristics in the elderly and non-elderly cohorts

From: Identifying patterns of care for elderly patients with non-surgically treated stage III non-small cell lung cancer: an analysis of the national cancer database

Characteristic Elderly (N = 57602) Non-Elderly (N = 55928) P-value
Age, mean (SD), years 77.5 (5.3) 60.2 (7.0) N/A
Gender    < 0.0001
 Female 26217 (45.5) 24050 (43.0)  
 Male 31385 (54.5) 31878 (57.0)  
Race    < 0.0001
 White 50439 (87.6) 45708 (81.7)  
 Non-white 7163 (12.4) 10220 (18.3)  
Charlson-Deyo score    < 0.0001
 0 33237 (57.7) 35177 (62.9)  
 1–2 24365 (42.3) 20751 (37.1)  
Median income    < 0.0001
 ≥$48,000 26397 (45.8) 28604 (51.1)  
 <$48,000 31205 (54.2) 27324 (48.9)  
Primary payor    < 0.0001
 Private 5562 (9.7) 25033 (44.8)  
 Non-private 52040 (90.3) 30895 (55.2)  
County Location    < 0.0001
 Metropolitan 47064 (81.7) 44545 (79.7)  
 Non-metropolitan 10538 (18.3) 11383 (20.3)  
Distance to closest facility, mean (SD), miles 20.2 (78.4) 23.0 (81.0) < 0.0001
Facility type    < 0.0001
 Academic 14682 (25.5) 16929 (30.3)  
 Non-academic 42920 (74.5) 38999 (69.7)  
Clinical stage group    < 0.0001
 IIIA 31973 (55.5) 27974 (50.0)  
 IIIB 25629 (44.5) 27954 (50.0)  
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation