Table 1.

Comparison of characteristics by period in metastatic patients

1995-2000 (n = 140)2001-2004 (n = 412)P
Age (y, mean ± SE)63.0 ± 14.862.4 ± 15.20.67*
Gender
    Female56 (40.0%)184 (44.7%)0.34
    Male84 (60.0%)228 (55.3%)
Race
    White87 (62.1%)262 (63.6%)0.92
    Black19 (13.6%)61 (14.8%)
    Hispanic16 (11.4%)42 (10.2%)
    Asian or Pacific Islander18 (12.9%)47 (11.4%)
Income
    Low76 (54.3%)164 (39.8%)0.004
    Medium23 (16.4%)117 (28.4%)
    High41 (29.3%)131 (31.8%)
Tumor Size (cm, mean ± SE)11.6 ± 0.7912.2 ± 0.640.61*
Resection
    No53 (37.9%)194 (47.4%)0.061
    Yes87 (62.1%)215 (52.6%)
  • * Independent sample Student's t test.

  • Fisher's exact test.

  • χ2 test.