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Table 1 Demographical and pre-operative data

From: Development of a video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy program in a single institution: results before and after completion of the learning curve

Variables Group A (LC) Group B P
Age (years) 67 ± 7,1 66 ± 9,5 NS
Sex male 25 (50 %) 57 (59 %) NS
Co-morbid disease
Hypertension 23 (46 %) 53 (55,2 %) NS
Heart disease 9 (18 %) 20 (20,8 %)
Diabetes 1 (2 %) 4 (4,2 %)
COPD 5 (10 %) 11 (11,4 %)
Current smokers 18 (36 %) 34 (35,4 %)
Neo-adiuvant treatment 0 (0 %) 6 (6,3 %)
Pulmonary function
FEV1% 76 % 70 % NS
DLCO% 75 % 69 %
  1. NS not significant