Table 1

Demographics

Total (n = 55)Lung cancer (n = 38)No lung cancer (n = 17)
Age (mean ± SD)66 ± 1067 ± 8–61 ± 12
Sex-no. (%)
 Male51 (93)37 (97)14 (82)
 Female4 (7)1 (3)3 (18)
Race-no. (%)
 Black8 (15)5 (13)3 (18)
 White47 (85)33 (87)19 (82)
Smoking history
 Smokers-no. (%)51 (93)38 (100)13 (76)
  Pack-years (median)707550
  Currenta-no. (%)31 (61)23 (61)13 (100)
Indication for bronchoscopy-no. (%)
 Mass/nodule41 (74)36 (94)5 (29)
 Infiltrate3 (6)03 (18)
 Hemoptysis5 (9)1 (3)4 (24)
 Effusion2 (4)03 (12)
 Otherb4 (7)1 (3)3 (18)
  • a Current smokers used tobacco within the past 12 months.

  • b Other indications for bronchoscopy included chronic cough, esophageal carcinoma, routine evaluation of lung cancer resection margin, and vasculitis.