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Table 1 Demographics, biometrics, smoking history, and self-disclosure of asbestos exposure in the overall male population and according to the presence of pleural plaques

From: Pleural plaques in lung cancer screening by low-dose computed tomography: prevalence, association with lung cancer and mortality

  All men (n = 1570) Men with pleural plaques (n = 31) Men without pleural plaques (n = 1539) p a
Age [years] 58 [54–62] 62 [57–66] 58 [54–62] 0.0054
Height [cm] 174 [170–178] 177 [170–180] 174 [170–178] 0.2536
Weight [kg] 80 [73–88] 83 [75–92] 80 [73–88] 0.101
BMI [kg/m^2] 26.4 [24.4–28.7] 27.2 [24.8–30.2] 26.4 [24.4–28.7] 0.1949
Smoking history
 Current smoker 1007 (64.1%) 19 (61.3%) 988 (64.2%) 0.7103b
 Former smoker 563 (35.9%) 12 (38.7%) 551(35.8%)
 Duration [years] 39 [34–43] 40 [36–45] 39 [34–43] 0.2501
 Pack years 40.0 [32.0–54.0] 41.0 [35.0–61.5] 40.0 [32.0–54.0] 0.6378
Self-disclosure of asbestos exposure 128 (8.2%) 8 (25.8%) 120 (7.8%) 0.0025b
  1. aWilcoxon test
  2. bFisher exact test