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Table 5 baseline characteristics. No significant difference was found in baseline characteristics (gender, age, staging and histology) between the two groups

From: Treatment of Advanced Non-small-Cell Lung Cancer with Qi-Nourishing Essence-Replenishing Chinese Herbal Medicine Combined with Chemotherapy

Characteristic Treatment group(n = 131) Control group(n = 108) P value
Sex-n(%) 0.551
 Male 80(61.06) 66(61.11)
 Female 51(38.94) 42(38.89)
Age 0.889
 Median(years) 60.89(40–78) 60.56(41–80)
  < 65 (%) 89(54.3) 75(56)
  ≥ 65 (%) 42(45.7) 33(44)
Disease stages at entry-n(%) 0.367
 IIIa 2(1.5) 4(3.7)
 IIIb 35(26.7) 34(31.5)
 IV 94(71.8) 70(64.8)
Histology-n(%) 0.763
 Adenocarcinoma 87(66.4) 74(68.5)
 Squamous carcinoma 29(22.1) 22(20.4)
 Adenosquamous carcinoma 1(0.8) 0(0)
 Large cell carcinoma and other 14(10.7) 12(11.1)