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Table 1 Characteristics of patients who underwent proteomic testing

From: Clinical decisions surrounding genomic and proteomic testing among United States veterans treated for lung cancer within the Veterans Health Administration

Characteristics Number Percent
Age, Mean (SD) 69.2 (8.5)  
Age group
 50–59 7 10
 60–69 31 44
 70–79 24 34
  ≥ 80 7 10
Race/ethnicity
 Black or African American 12 19
 White 48 76
 Other 9 13
Vital status
 Alive 59 86
 Deceased 10 14
Period of services
 Pre-Vietnam 18 26
 Vietnam 43 62
 Post-Vietnam 8 12
Agent orange exposure 60 87
Service connected
 100% 14 20
 10 to 90% 15 22
 Not service connected 40 58
Means status
 Exempt from copay 23 33
 Discretionary 11 16
 Not applicable or missing 35 51
Veteran Integrated Service Network
 VISN 1 10 15
 VISN 7 12 17
 VISN 17 13 19
 VISN 20 12 17
 7 Other VISNs 22 32
  1. Analysis of VA administrative data as August 2015
  2. Service connected represents percentage of care that is covered by the VA due resulting from a service-related injury
  3. Means status indicates whether the Veteran is eligible for free or reduced cost of care