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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of clinical predictors in testing set (n = 35)

From: Pilot study on developing a decision support tool for guiding re-administration of chemotherapeutic agent after a serious adverse drug reaction

Numerical attributes Negative rechallenge (Mean +/- SD) Positive rechallenge (Mean +/- SD)
Age 47.7 +/- 14.9 55.4 +/- 14.2
Albumin level 35.7 +/- 4.6 30.9 +/- 5.6
RBC level 4.06 +/- 0.58 3.69 +/- 0.81
Platelet level 331.41 +/- 153.62 324.39 +/- 150.86
Categorical and binominal attributes Negative rechallenge (proportion) Positive rechallenge (proportion)
Chemotherapeutic drug   
Oxaliplatin 0.294 0.278
Carboplatin 0.059 0.278
Bleomycin 0.059 0.000
Rituximab 0.235 0.000
Paclitaxel 0.118 0.167
Docetaxel 0.059 0.111
Trastuzumab 0.118 0.056
Cetuximab 0.000 0.056
Gemcitabine 0.059 0.056
Laboratory parameters   
Abnormal WBC level* 0.118 0.444
Abnormal ALT level* 0.118 0.278
Abnormal AP level* 0.176 0.556
  1. *Presence of abnormal level is allocated value of 1 while absence of abnormal level is allocated value of 0.