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Table 2 Comparison of the baseline demographics of chemotherapy and best supportive care group (n = 895)

From: Efficacy of chemotherapy in elderly patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer: a multicenter review of 895 patients

  Chemotherapy group
(n = 519)
BSC group
(n = 376)
P-value
Age (y) 68.6 ± 0.5 76.5 ± 0.5 <.0001
Sex (Female) 231 (44.5%) 204 (54.3%) <.0001
Tumor location, including the pancreatic head 269 (51.8%) 237 (63.0%) 0.0013
Stage I 4 (0.8%) 11 (2.9%) 0.013
II 7 (1.3%) 11 (2.9%) 0.10
III 32 (6.2%) 25 (6.7%) 0.77
IVa 147 (28.3%) 85 (22.6%) 0.064
IVb 329 (63.4%) 244 (64.9%) 0.64
Death resulting from PC 364 (98.1%) 220 (92.8%) 0.0011
  1. Abbreviations: BSC best supportive care, PC pancreatic cancer