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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Sleeve lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy for non-small cell lung cancer

Variable Thoracotomy (n = 41) VATS (n = 10) p Value
Gender 35M/6F 9M/1F 1.00
Age (y) 62.5 ± 7.2 60.5 ± 16.9 0.72
Tobacco use 16 (39.0 %) 3 (30.0 %) 0.61
Comorbiditiesa    
Hypertension 10 (24.4 %) 4 (40.0 %) 0.33
Diabetes mellitus 3 (7.3 %) 1 (10.0 %) 0.78
Coronary artery disease 8 (19.5 %) 2 (20.0 %) 0.97
COPD 8 (19.5 %) 2 (20.0 %) 0.97
Pulmonary function    
FVC (L) 3.1 ± 0.6 3.2 ± 0.3 0.38
FEV1 (L) 2.2 ± 0.5 2.3 ± 0.2 0.11
FEV1/FVC % 70.3 ± 8.9 73.5 ± 4.8 0.14
  1. aSome patients had one or more comorbidities
  2. COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FVC = forced vital capacity