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Table 4 Continuous variables associated with In-Hospital mortality and 3-Month Mortality in Univariate Analysis.

From: Early and late morbidity and mortality and life expectancy following thoracoscopic talc insufflation for control of malignant pleural effusions: a review of 400 cases

  In hospital mortality 3-month mortality
VARIABLE No (n:392) Yes (n:8) No (n:385) Yes (n:15)
Age (years) 61 ± 16 69 ± 14 60 ± 14 71 ± 13
K.P.S. 74 ± 14 60 ± 18* 76 ± 18 60 ± 16*
Delay between diagnosis and pleurodesis (days) 40 ± 16 66 ± 36* 45 ± 16 78 ± 60*
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation
  2. * p < 0.05.