Table 1.

Patient characteristics

CharacteristicsOverallMeanSUVmax
Low (<8.7*)High (≥8.7*)P
Age (y)0.49
    <6537 (49%)17 (45%)20 (53%)
    ≥6539 (51%)21 (55%)18 (47%)
Gender0.68
    Male66 (87%)33 (87%)33 (87%)
    Female10 (13%)5 (13%)5 (13%)
Performance (ECOG)0.61
    0, 170 (92%)36 (95%)34 (90%)
    26 (8%)2 (5%)4 (10%)
LDH (units/L)0.04
    <45543 (57%)26 (69%)15 (39%)
    ≥45533 (43%)12 (31%)23 (61%)
Tumor stage0.01
    Limited disease41 (54%)26 (68%)15 (39%)
    Extensive disease35 (46%)12 (32%)23 (61%)
Chemotherapy (median)0.49
    <2 cycles6 (8%)2 (5%)4 (10%)
    ≥2 cycles70 (92%)36 (95%)34 (90%)
Total763838
  • Abbreviations: ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

  • * The median value of meanSUVmax.

  • Frequency, tested by the χ2 test.

  • Staging according to the Veterans Administration Lung Study Group staging system.