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Table 1 Selected demographic characteristics by cohort

From: Understanding the patient journey to diagnosis of lung cancer

  Patients with w/EMR at Tulane and Ochsner and have confirmed diagnosis in LA tumor registry (N = 1496) Patients without primary lung cancer with SPN and 1-year follow up (N = 15,978)
Age, mean (SD) 68.41 (10.03) 61.74 (15.19)
Age group, N (%)
 18–34 years old 4 (0.27) 958 (6.00)
 35–44 years old 14 (0.94) 1186 (7.42)
 45–54 years old 100 (6.68) 2351 (14.71)
 55–64 years old 382 (25.53) 4138 (25.90)
 ≥ 65 years old 996 (66.58) 7345 (45.97)
Gender, N (%)
 Male 843 (56.35) 7139 (44.68)
 Female 651 (43.52) 8839 (55.32)
Race, N (%)
 White 976 (65.24) 10,461 (65.47)
 Black 504 (33.69) 5225 (32.70)
aOther 16 (1.07) 292 (1.83)
Region, N (%)
 Outside New Orleans 258 (17.25) n/a
 New Orleans Area 1237 (82.69)
Health insurance type at diagnosis, N (%)
 Medicare 1010 (67.51) n/a
 Private Insurance 235 (15.71)
 Medicaid 92 (6.15)
 Insurance not specified 76 (5.08)
 TRICARE/Veterans Affairs 49 (3.28)
 Not insured 24 (1.60)
 Insurance status unknown 10 (0.67)
Year of diagnosis, N (%)
 2013 165 (11.03) n/a
 2014 312 (20.86)
 2015 317 (21.19)
 2016 347 (23.20)
 2017 355 (23.73)
AJCC stage, N (%)
 Stage 0 9 (0.60) n/a
 Stage I 308 (20.59)
 Stage II 108 (7.22)
 Stage III 327 (21.86)
 Stage IV 707 (47.26)
 Unknown, not staged 37 (2.47)
Overall:
 Average number of invasive proceduresb from index date to diagnosis date or end of study periodc, mean (SD) 2.11 (0.75) 1.58 (1.66)
 Average number of non-invasive procedures from index date to diagnosis date or end of study periodc, mean (SD) 5.88 (7.68) 10.47 (9.68)
  1. aAsian, American Indian, Aleutian, or Eskimo
  2. bbiopsies, EBUS and Mediastinoscopy
  3. cObservation periods for each population are different. In the Lung cancer population, index date to diagnosis date. In the SPN population, the index date to the end of 1 year follow up period
  4. All imaging (cpt 71,250, 71,260, 71,270, 71,010, 71,020, 74,176, 74,178, GO297, GO296, S8032)
  5. All consultations/office visits (99201–99,205, 99,213–99,215, 99,221–99,223, 99,251–99,254)