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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Implementing CT tumor volume and CT pleural thickness into future staging systems for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Covariate Overall
(n = 53)
Male gender (%) 48 (90.6)
Asbestos (%)
 no 17 (32.1)
 possible 10 (18.9)
 yes 26 (49.1)
Smoking (%) (NA’s: 10 (18.9%))
 current 6 (11.3)
 former 21 (39.6)
 never 25 (47.2)
 unknown 1 (1.9)
Packyear (median [Range]) 30 [0–100]
Right laterality (%) 36 (67.9)
Type of surgery (%)
 EPD 49 (92.5)
 P/D 3 (5.7)
Extended parietal pleurectomy 1 (1.9)
Response
 Stable disease 32 (60.4)
 Partial regression 14 (26.4)
 Progressive disease 4 (7.5)
 Unknown 3 (5.7)
IMIG stage (%)
 I (low) 5 (9.4)
 II (low) 6 (11.3)
 III (high) 36 (67.9)
 IV (high) 6 (11.3)
pT stage 8th edition (%)
 1 5 (9.4)
 2 7 (13.2)
 3 35 (66.0)
 4 6 (11.3)
Pathological subtypes (%)
 Epithelioid 38 (71.7)
 Biphasic 14 (26.4)
 Sarcomatoid 1 (1.9)
Patient status (%)
 alive 21 (39.6)
 dead 30 (56.6)
 lost follow up 2 (3.8)
  1. NS Not significant