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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with malignant pleural effusion

From: Pleural fluid osteopontin, vascular endothelial growth factor, and urokinase-type plasminogen activator levels as predictors of pleurodesis outcome and prognosticators in patients with malignant pleural effusion: a prospective cohort study

  All Lung cancer Breast cancer Others
Number 61 32 19 10
Agea 57.0±11.8 59.9±12.9 53.6±11.1 55.0±8.5
Sex
 Male 16 12 0 4
 Female 45 20 19 6
  Pre-menopausal 16 7 7 2
  Post-menopausal 29 13 12 4
Distant metastasis
 Yes 44 20 16 8
 No 17 12 3 2
  1. aData are presented as mean ± standard deviation