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Table 1 General characteristics of pulmonary LELC patients and squamous carcinomas

From: Primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma: a rare type of lung cancer with a favorable outcome in comparison to squamous carcinoma

FactorsPulmonary LELC
(n = 42)
Pulmonary squamous carcinoma
(n = 134)
P
n (%)n (%)
Gender
 Female27 (64.3)10 (7.5)< 0.0001*
 Male15 (35.7)124 (92.5)
Age (years)
 Median50.5 (17–80)60 (38–87)< 0.0001#*
  < 403 (7.1)2 (1.5)
 40–6035 (83.4)69 (51.5)
  > 604 (9.5)63 (47.0)
Smoking
 Yes8 (19.0)111 (82.8)< 0.0001*
 No34 (81.0)23 (17.2)
Family history of cancer
 Lung cancerYes1 (2.4)7 (5.2)0.681#
No41 (97.6)127 (94.8)
 Cancer but not lung cancerYes6 (14.3)8 (6.0)0.102
No36 (85.7)126 (94.0)
  1. #: Fisher’s exact test
  2. *: P < 0.05