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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Bacterial infection profiles in lung cancer patients with febrile neutropenia

  Number (%)or means ± SD
Sex (M/F) 78/9
Age (year) 64.2 ± 9.6
Score WHO ≥ 2 54/86 (62.8)
Allergy (penicillin) 2/87 (2.3)
Comorbidity 53/87 (61)
   - diabetes 17 (19.5)
   - therapy by corticosteroids 24 (27.6)
   - immunosuppression 2 (2.3)
   - undernutrition 5 (5.7)
   - other cancer 10 (11.5)
   - other comorbidity 10 (11.5)
No of comorbidities 1.3 ± 0.5
No. of comorbidities ≥ 2 11/87 (12.6)
Smoking 83/87 (95.4)
No of packets × No of year of smoking 46.5 ± 19.5
History of pulmonary diseases 58/86 (67.4)
   - asbestos 9 (10.5)
   - asthma 1 (1.2)
   - COPD 46 (53.5)
   - restrictive syndrome 7 (8.1)
   - bronchiectasis 2 (2.3)
   - oxygenotherapy 2 (2.3)
   - pulmonary tuberculosis 2 (2.3)
State COPD 39/86
   - Normal 2 (2.3)
   - FEV1 > 80% of theory 10 (11.6)
   - FEV1 between 50 and 80% theory 17 (21)
   - FEV1 between 30 and 50% theory 5 (7)
   - FEV1 < 30% of theory 3 (3.5)
  1. COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, FEV1 = Forced Expiratory Volume in first second, No = number.