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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study cohorts at the start of first-line therapy

From: Characteristics and outcomes of patients with RET-fusion positive non-small lung cancer in real-world practice in the United States

Characteristics Overall
N = 5807
RET+
N = 46
RET-
N = 5761
RET+ vs RET-
P value*
Age, years
 Mean (Sd) 67.2 (10.2) 62.9 (11.0) 67.2 (10.2) 0.004
 Median (IQR) 68.1 (60.2, 74.8) 65 (54.8, 70.1) 68.1 (60.3,74.9)  
Sex, n (%)
 Female 2880 (49.6) 23 (50.0) 2857 (49.6) 1.0
 Male 2927 (50.4) 23 (50.0) 2904 (50.4)  
Race, n (%)
 White 4078 (76.5) 31 (72.1) 4047 (76.5) 0.76
 Asian 187 (3.5) 2 (4.7) 185 (3.5)  
 Black 343 (6.4) 3 (7.0) 340 (6.4)  
 Other 723 (13.6) 7 (16.3) 716 (13.5)  
 Missing/Unknown 476 3 533  
Practice type, n (%)
 Academic 342 (5.9) 4 (8.7) 338 (5.9) 0.35
 Community 5465 (94.1) 42 (91.3) 5423 (94.1)  
  1. *Missing values are not included in the statistical comparison between cohorts; comparisons based on t-test for continuous variables and Chi square test for categorical variables
  2. RET rearranged during transfection; Sd standard deviation; IQR interquartile range
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