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Table 4 Hazard ratios (HR)a of overall mortality, lung cancer mortality and lung cancer occurrence among 1570 men according to pleural findings

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

  Pleural findings
  HRa (95% CI)
Overall mortality (N = 87) 2.02 (0.73–5.56)
Mortality from lung cancer (N = 27) 5.48 (1.61–18.70)
Mortality from other causes than lung cancer (N = 60) 0.70 (0.10–5.10)
Lung cancer incidence (N = 68) 1.84 (0.57–5.93)
  1. aEstimated from Cox model adjusted for age, BMI, pack-years, self-disclosure of asbestos exposure