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Table 4 Workers’ pathological characteristics concerning approved claims. Unit: No. of workers (%)

From: The characteristics of asbestos-related disease claims made to the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) from 2011 to 2015

Variables   Malignant mesothelioma Lung cancer
Primary site (malignant mesothelioma) Pleura 23 (59.0)  
Peritoneum 11 (28.2)  
Mediastinum 2 (5.1)  
Unknown 3 (7.7)  
Primary site (lung cancer) Lower lobe   18 (47.4)
Upper lobe or middle lobe   16 (42.1)
Mediastinum   1 (2.6)
Hilum   1 (2.6)
Unknown   2 (5.3)
Pathologic findings (lung cancer) Non-small cell lung cancer   33 (86.8)
Adenocarcinoma   19 (50.0)
Small cell carcinoma   12 (31.6)
Large cell carcinoma   0
Bronchioalveolar carcinoma   0
Unknown   2 (5.3)
Small cell lung cancer   3 (7.9)
Carcinoid   0
Unknown   2 (5.3)