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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with newly diagnosed SPN.

From: Management of SPN in France. Pathways for definitive diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodule: a multicentre study in 18 French districts

Variable Patients with followup Patients without followup p
  Median (range) N % Median (range) n %  
Age (yr) 67.7 (31.6–92.4) 112   70.4 (34.3–89.6) 40   0.44
Sex        
Male   82 73.2   28 70.0 0.70
Female   30 26.8   12 30.0  
Referral pattern        
GP   18 16.1   12 30.0 0.06
Specialist   94 83.9   28 70.0  
Smoking habits        
Never smoked   33 29.5   23 57.5 <0.01
Current or past smoker   79 70.5   17 42.5  
Nodule characteristics        
   Calcification within the nodule   12 10.7   1 2.5 0.11
   Spiculated nodule   32 28.6   16 40.0 0.18
   Mediastinal involvement   31 27.7   13 32.5 0.56
  1. GP = General Practitioner*