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Table 1 Characteristics of eligible patients for LDCT-LCS, 2014–2016 (N = 12,801)

From: New recommendation and coverage of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening: uptake has increased but is still low

  Having ever received LDCT-LCS order P value
Yes % No %
Age      <.0001
 55–64 463 8.4 5027 91.6  
 65–77 509 8.0 5859 92.0  
 78–80 27 2.9 916 97.1  
Sex      0.71
 Female 455 7.9 5303 92.1  
 Male 544 7.7 6499 92.3  
Race      0.04
 Hispanic 48 7.4 598 92.6  
 Non-Hispanic White 748 7.4 9346 92.6  
 Black 29 7.0 384 93.0  
 Asian 52 11.1 415 88.9  
 Other 23 6.4 339 93.6  
Language use      0.19
 English 951 7.7 11364 92.3  
 Non-English speaker 33 9.6 309 90.4  
Visit to own primary care provider      <.0001
 Yes 887 8.5 9564 91.5  
 No 109 4.7 2203 95.3  
Smoking status      <.0001
 Current smoker 624 9.6 5846 90.4  
 Former smoker 375 5.9 5956 94.1  
Pack-year (packs per day × years of smoking)      0.0004
 30–39 399 8.6 4224 91.4  
 40–49 307 7.8 3606 92.2  
 50–59 149 8.3 1645 91.7  
 60+ 144 5.8 2327 94.2  
Severity of major comorbidities      <.0001
 Severe (CCI ≥5) 36 2.2 1599 97.8  
 Moderate (CCI =3–4) 112 5.1 2067 94.9  
 Mild (CCI =1–2) 432 8.5 4644 91.5  
 No major comorbidity (CCI =0) 419 10.7 3492 89.3