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Table 7 Comparison with data from VARA-I

From: Pattern of use of radiotherapy for lung cancer: a descriptive study

Dose (%) Associated CT (%) Stage (%) Intent (%)
   VARA′04 VARA 07   VARA′04 VARA 07    VARA′04 VARA′07    VARA′04 VARA´07
NSCLC R <60 Gy 147 (77.4) 136 (27.5) No 106 (25.9) 189 (31) NSCLC I/II/III 332 (90) 415 (84) NSCLC R 212 (63.1) 274 (55.4)
≥60 Gy * 43 (22.6) 358 (72.5) Yes ** 303 (74.1) 421 (69) IV # 37 (10) 79 (16) P ## 124 (36.9) 220 (44.6)
SCLC R <45 Gy 33 (54.1) 1 (1.2)     SCLC LS 54 (79.1) 82 (71) SCLC R 54 (79.1) 82 (71)
≥45 Gy * 28 (45.9) 115 (98.8)     ES § 14 (20.9) 34 (29) P § 14 (20.9) 34 (29)
Age (years) § Gender (%) ECOG (%) Radiation rate (%) *
VARA′04 VARA′07   VARA′04 VARA′07   VARA′04 VARA´07 VARA´04 VARA′07
64,6 ± 10,7 66 ± 10 33 (8) 55 (9) 0 §§ 94 (39.8) 141 (43.9) 416 (16) 610 (20)
  ^ 383 (92) 555 (91) 1 85 (36) 131 (40.7)   
      2 36 (15.3) 40 (12.5)   
      3 18 (7.6) 7 (2.2)   
      4 3 (1.3) 2 (0.7)   
  1. NSCLC: non small cell lung cancer. SCLC: small cell lung cancer. LS: limited stage. ES: extended stage. R: radical. P: Palliative.
  2. Differences: *p < 0.01; **p = 0.08; #p = 0.011; ##p = 0.028; §p > 0.1; §§p = 0.02; ^p = 0.54.