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Table 1 Alveolar air and pancreatic neoplasms: description of the sample of cases and controls of ages ≥40 and ≤ 75, n.167*

From: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma can be detected by analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in alveolar air

  Controls (n.102) Ductal Adenocarcinomas (n.65)
Gender
 - males 51 (50%) 36 (55%)
 - females 51 (50%) 29 (45%)
Age
 - mean (SD) 53 (9) 61 (8)
 - median (IQR) 51 (45-61) 61 (55-68)**
Preexisting or previous diseases
Arterial hypertension 12 10
diabetes mellitus 6 13
Other previous and resolved neoplasms 3 11
other pancreatic diseases 2 //
other pathologies 11 6
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR inter-quartile range
  2. *Differences between controls and outcome categories were calculated with Fisher exact test for dichotomous independent variables and with non-parametric Mann-Whitney rank sum test for continuous variables not distributed normally. Only significant differences (p < 0.05) are reported in the table
  3. **Mann-Whitney: p = 0.000