Table 1.

Patient demographics, exposures, and tissue characteristics

CovariateLungPleura
Nontumor (n = 52) *Adenocarcinoma (n = 57) Nontumor (n = 18) Mesothelioma (n = 158) §
Age
    Range47–8935–8938–7730–84
    Mean (SD)68.8 (9.2)68.2 (11.4)58.3 (11.3)61.7 (9.8)
Gender (n) %
    Male26 (55.4)23 (40.4)14 (77.8)120 (75.9)
    Female21 (44.6)34 (59.6)4 (22.2)38 (24.1)
Histology (n) %
    Adenocarcinoma57 (100)
    Epithelioid109 (69.0)
    Biphasic44 (27.8)
    Sarcomatoid5 (3.2)
Smoking status
    Current15 (28.8)18 (31.6)34 (27.2)
    Former27 (51.9)27 (47.3)43 (34.4)
    Never5 (9.6)12 (21.1)48 (38.4)
Asbestos
    No41 (89.1)55 (98.2)5 (27.8)39 (25.9)
    Yes5 (10.9)1 (1.8)13 (72.2)112 (74.1)
  • * Five samples missing age and gender data, six samples missing exposure data.

  • One sample missing asbestos exposure data.

  • No smoking data available.

  • § Thirty-three missing smoking data, seven missing asbestos exposure data.

  • Excluded from tumor-only analysis.

  • Occupational exposure (lung), known exposure (pleura).