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Table 3 Surgical treatment within one year following diagnosis of non-metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in NSW 2001–2007a

From: Lung cancer treatment and mortality for Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: results from a population-based record linkage study and medical record audit

  Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal  
  Had surgery n/N (%) Had surgery n/N (%) p-valueb
All people 37/120 (30) 2666/6757 (39) -
Sex    0.972
 Male 21/72 (29) 1637/4335 (38)  
 Female 16/48 (33) 1029/2422 (42)  
Age at diagnosis (years)    0.367
 18–59 13/40 (33) 613/1210 (51)  
 60+ 24/80 (30) 2053/5547 (37)  
Spread of disease    0.831
 Localised 20/64 (31) 1584/3928 (40)  
 Regional 17/56 (30) 1082/2829 (38)  
Place of residence    0.641
 Major cities 13/39 (33) 2044/4760 (43)  
 Inner regional 13/44 (30) 480/1498 (32)  
 Ruralc 11/37 (30) 142/499 (28)  
Comorbiditiesd    0.018
 No comorbidities 9/41 (22) 1390/3196 (43)  
 At least one comorbidity 28/79 (35) 1276/3561 (36)  
Socioeconomic disadvantage    0.245
 Least and second least disadvantaged 5/15 (33) 1095/2477 (44)  
 Third least disadvantaged 3/16 (19) 464/1168 (40)  
 Second most and most disadvantaged 29/89 (33) 1107/3112 (36)  
  1. aThere were 120 Aboriginal and 6757 non-Aboriginal people in this analysis
  2. bFor interaction term in logistic regression containing all variables shown in this table
  3. cRural includes outer regional, remote and very remote
  4. dNon-cancer comorbidities included in the Charlson Comorbidity Index