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Research Article

Frequency of Surgery in Black Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Table 1

Patient, disease, and treatment characteristics among whites and blacks ().

VariableCategoriesWhites ( = 13046)Blacks ( = 688) value

SexMale10159 (78%)507 (74%)0.010
Female2887 (22%)181 (26%)

Mean age in year (95% CI)70.2 (70.0–70.4)66.6 (65.6–67.6)<0.0001

Overall stageLocalized1449 (11%)75 (11%)0.002
Regional2155 (16%)91 (13%)
Distant7639 (59%)450 (65%)
Unknown 1803 (14%)72 (11%)

Cancer-directed surgeryNo9959 (76%)563 (82%)0.001
Yes3087 (24%)125 (18%)

RadiationNo11387 (87%)611 (89%)0.241
Yes1659 (13%)77 (11%)

Therapy No8933 (68%)505 (73%)0.005
Surgery only2454 (19%)106 (15%)
Radiation only1026 (8%)58 (9%)
Both surgery and radiation633 (5%)19 (3%)

Mean survival in months (95% CI)15.5 (15.1–15.9)16.7 (14.5–19.0)0.899

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