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Table 1 Patient and Controls baseline characteristics

From: Verbal fluency as a quick and simple tool to help in deciding when to refer patients with a possible brain tumour

  Brain tumour patients N = 180 (%) Controls N = 90
(%)
p value
Age in years, M (SD) 56.8 (13.5) 53.6 (19.5) 0.16
 16–59 93 (52) 53 (59) 0.028
 60–79 84 (46) 31 (34)  
 ≥ 80 3 (2) 6 (7)  
Gender (N, %)
 Male 86 (48) 31 (34) 0.037
 Female 94 (52) 59 (66)
Social deprivation index (N, %)
 1 28 (15.7) 11 (12.2) 0.8
 2 43 (24.2) 26 (28.9)
 3 32 (18.0) 15 (16.7)
 4 35 (19.7) 15 (16.7)
 5 40 (22.5) 23 (25.6)
Karnofsky Performance Status median (range) 90 (50–100) N.A N.A
Tumour histology, N (%) N.A N.A
 High grade glioma (WHO III-IV) 77 (42.8)   
  Cerebral metastasis 28 (15.6)   
  Meningioma 42 (23.3)   
 Low grade glioma (WHO I-II) 14 (7.8)   
  CNS Lymphoma 5 (2.8)   
  Other 14 (7.8)   
Tumour lobe, N (%) N.A N.A
 Frontal 68 (37.8)   
 Temporal 34 (18.9)   
 Parietal 18 (10)   
 Occipital 13 (7.2)   
 Cerebellar 16 (8.9)   
 Multiple 15 (5.4)   
 Other 16 (8.9)   
Tumour laterality, N (%) N.A N.A
 Left 80 (44.4)   
 Right 64 (35.6)   
 Bilateral 22 (12.2)   
 Midline 14 (7.8)   
Maximum size T1 (axial), mean (mm) (SD) 41.1 (15.1) N.A N.A
Midline shift, N (%) N.A N.A
  < 5 mm 119 (66.1)   
 5–10 mm 31 (17.2)   
 > 10 mm 21 (11.7)   
 Unknown 9 (5)