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Table 3 Short- and long-term outcomes of stage I non-small cell lung cancer

From: A retrospective comparative analysis of elderly and younger patients undergoing pulmonary resection for stage I non-small cell lung cancer

  Elderly group
(n = 285)
Younger group
(n = 1055)
p
Short-term results    
30-day mortality, n (%) 6 (2.2) 0 0.014*
90-day mortality, n (%) 11 (3.9) 5 (0.5) <0.001*
Complication rate, % 47.7 26.9 <0.001*
Hospital stay, days 11.2 ± 12.2 8.0 ± 8.5 <0.001**
Long-term results    
5-year overall survival rate, % 69.0 91.1 <0.001***
5-year disease-free survival rate, % 53.3 80.2 <0.001***
Recurrence rate within 2 years, % 13.7 5.7 <0.001*
  1. *p value estimated by Pearson’s chi-square test: **p value estimated by Student’s t test 2; ***p value estimated by the log-rank test