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Table 2 Features of lung cancer patients that are and are not admitted to Intensive Care

From: Factors associated with intensive care admission in patients with lung cancer: a population-based observational study of 26, 731 patients

 ICU Admissions
N = 398
n (%)
Non-admissions
N = 26,333
n (%)
P value
Age at Incidence
 Mean (SD)67 (SD 8.8)71 (SD 10.3)< 0.001
Sex
 Male246 (61.8)14,085 (53.5)0.001
 Female152 (38.2)12,248 (46.5) 
SIMD Quintile
 1 (Most deprived)146 (36.7)10,691 (40.6)0.350a
 2106 (26.6)6692 (25.4) 
 373 (18.3)4108 (15.6) 
 443 (10.8)2739 (10.4) 
 5 (Most affluent)30 (7.5)2103 (8.0) 
Histology
 SCLC32 (8.0)4222 (16.0)< 0.001
 NSCLC366 (92.0)22,111 (84.0) 
Charlson Co-Morbidity Index
 0239 (60.1)16,894 (64.2)0.090
  ≥ 1159 (39.9)9439 (35.8) 
Year of Cancer Incidence
 200043 (10.8)2562 (9.7)0.004a
 200139 (9.8)2389 (9.1) 
 200242 (10.6)2624 (10.0) 
 200357 (14.3)2600 (9.9) 
 200435 (8.8)2607 (9.9) 
 200542 (10.6)2609 (9.9) 
 200638 (9.5)2738 (10.4) 
 200746 (11.6)2716 (10.3) 
 200835 (8.8)2700 (10.3) 
 200921 (5.3)2788 (10.6) 
Treated with Surgery
 No168 (42.2)21,540 (81.8)< 0.001
 Yes210 (52.8)2505 (9.5) 
 Not known20 (5.0)2288 (8.7) 
Treated with Radiotherapy
 No280 (70.4)15,510 (58.9)< 0.001
 Yes53 (13.3)7876 (29.9) 
 Not known65 (16.3)2947 (11.2) 
Treated with Chemotherapy
 No283 (71.1)17,342 (65.9)< 0.001
 Yes56 (14.1)6468 (24.6) 
 Not known59 (14.8)2523 (9.6) 
Therapy objectives
 Curative140 (35.2)2481 (9.4)< 0.001
 Palliative184 (46.2)20,657 (78.5) 
 Not known74 (18.6)3195 (12.1) 
  1. SCLC Small cell lung cancer, NSCLC Non-small cell lung cancer
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