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Table 10 General characteristics of the study subjects

From: Review of carcinogenicity of asbestos and proposal of approval standards of an occupational cancer caused by asbestos in Korea

Variables   No Percent
Diagnostic year 1993-1995 9 4.3
1996-2000 29 13.8
2001-2005 61 29.0
2006-2011 111 52.9
Gender Men 199 94.8
Women 11 5.2
Age at diagnosis (years) 30-39 7 3.3
40-49 56 26.7
50-59 102 48.6
60-69 38 18.1
70-79 7 3.3
Mean ± S.D.a 53.5 ± 8.2
  Mean ± S.D.b 55.4 ± 9.1
Smoking status Current-smoker 93 44.3
Ex-smoker 26 12.4
Non-smoker 71 33.8
Unknown- 20 9.5
Mean pack-years of current and ex-smokera 18.2 ± 8.6
Mean pack-years of current and ex-smokerb 21.5 ± 13.4
Pathologic findings Non-small cell ca Adenocarcinoma 77 36.7
Squamous cell ca 50 23.8
Large cell ca 1 0.5
Unclassified 14 6.7
  subtotal 142 67.6
Small cell ca 21 10
Unknown 47 22.4
  1. aValues are given as mean ± S.D. of lung cancer-asbestos exposure case report data in KOSHA; S.D. is the abbreviation of standard deviation
  2. bValues are given as mean ± S.D. of lung cancer-asbestos exposure case report data in occupational lung diseases institute (2004-2011)