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Table 1 Description of the population (n = 832)

From: CT scan screening is associated with increased distress among subjects of the APExS

Variables N (%)
Gender  
   Male 768 (92.3)
   Female 64 (7.7)
Age  
< 60 years 328 (39.4)
60-74 years 455 (54.7)
≥ 75 years 49 (5.9)
Mean (SD) [Range] 62.27 (7.78) [36.0-85.0]
Smoking status  
   Non-smoker 381 (45.8)
   Former smoker 375 (45.1)
   Smoker 76 (9.1)
Self-assessment of asbestos exposure  
   Nil/Light 94 (11.3)
   Moderate 333 (40.0)
   Heavy 216 (26.0)
   Do not know 189 (22.7)
Counseling visit  
   No 268 (32.2)
   yes 564 (67.8)
CT scan results  
   Normal 213 (25.6)
   Abnormal 459 (55.2)
Isolated pulmonary nodules (only) 79 (9.5)
Pleural plaques (only) 113 (13.6)
Asbestosis (with or without pleural plaques) 67 (8.0)
Other diseases (only) 151 (18.1)
Two or more of the above diseases 49 (5.6)
   Unknown results 160 (19.2)
  1. Results are expressed as means and SD (age) or as numbers and percent (other variables) as relevant