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Table 1 Summary of patients’ clinical characteristics (n = 301).

From: The utility of transbronchial rebiopsy for peripheral pulmonary lesions in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer

Variables Rebiopsy
n = 106
Initial biopsy n = 195 p-value
Age, median (IQR) 64 (57–69) 68 (59–75) 0.001
Sex, no (%)    0.012
 Male 41 (38.7) 105 (53.8)  
 Female 65 (61.3) 90 (46.2)  
Lobe, no (%)    0.077
 Upper 42 (39.6) 101 (51.8)  
 Middle/Lingular 21 (19.8) 24 (12.3)  
 Lower 43 (40.6) 70 (35.9)  
Location, no (%)    0.077
 Internal 2/3 73 (68.9) 102 (52.3)  
 External 1/3 33 (31.1) 93 (47.7)  
Distance from costal pleura (mm), no (%) 0.031
  ≥ 10.0 47 (44.3) 62 (31.8)  
  < 10.0 39 (55.7) 133 (68.2)  
Size (mm), no (%)    0.845
  ≥ 30.0 74 (69.8) 134 (68.7)  
  < 30.0 32 (30.2) 61 (31.3)  
Morphology, no (%)    0.053
 Solid 79 (74.5) 124 (63.6)  
 Part-solid 27 (25.5) 71 (36.4)  
Bronchus sign, no (%) 0.166
 Positive 94 (88.7) 182 (93.3)  
 Negative 12 (11.3) 13 (6.7)  
 Visibility on chest radiography, no (%) 0.229
 Visible 100 (95.2) 171 (91.4)  
 Invisible 6 (4.8) 24 (8.6)  
  1. IQR, interquartile range.