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Table 1 Association of patient and surgical characteristics in n = 201 RCC patients non-response versus response to QoL collected at one- or two-year follow-up

From: Comparison of patient-reported quality of life outcome questionnaire response rates between patients treated surgically for renal cell carcinoma and prostate carcinoma

Variablea Non-responder (n = 105) Responder (n = 96) P-valueb
Age at surgery 65.2 (24.0, 87.5) 67.3 (35.3, 92.1) 0.48
Sex, male 75 (71 %) 62 (65 %) 0.36
Surgery type    
Partial 37 (35 %) 44 (46 %) 0.15
Radical 68 (65 %) 52 (54 %)  
Surgery type    0.88
Open 33 (31 %) 29 (30 %)  
LAP 72 (69 %) 67 (70 %)  
T stage    0.14
pT1 69 (68 %) 74 (79 %)  
pT2 9 (9 %) 8 (9 %)  
pT3, pT4 24 (24 %) 12 (13 %)  
Nuclear grade    0.098
1 4 (4 %) 9 (10 %)  
2 62 (60 %) 59 (63 %)  
3-4 37 (36 %) 26 (28 %)  
  1. aMedian [Minimum, Maximum] is given for continuous measures, and N (%) for categorical measures
  2. bP-values for age at surgery and nuclear grade are based on Wilcoxon Rank Sum test. P-values given for Sex, Radical/partial surgical type, Open/LAP surgical type, and T-stage are based on Fisher’s Exact test
  3. RCC = renal cell carcinomaQoL = quality of life
  4. LAP = Laparoscopic