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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the recruited patients with lung cancer

From: The prognostic value of serum C-reactive protein-bound serum amyloid A in early-stage lung cancer

Characteristic Retrospective cohort Prospective cohort
Total (cases) 222 242
Sex [cases (%)]
 Male 169 (76.1) 176 (72.7)
 Female 53 (23.9) 66 (27.3)
Age (years)
 Median 59 59
 Range 28–91 31–79
Tumor clinical stagea [cases (%)]
 I 37 (16.6) 39 (16.1)
 II 43 (19.4) 40 (32.6)
 III 71 (32.0) 99 (40.9)
 IV 71 (32.0) 64 (26.4)
  1. Patient characteristics were recorded at the time point of blood withdrawal for serum analysis.
  2. aTumor staging was performed according to the seventh edition of the International Lung Cancer Staging published by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).