Table 1.

Proportion of NICE-guideline concordant pre-diagnostic chest X-rays (≤ 14 days after presentation) among symptomatic patients with lung cancer by sociodemographic factors

Patients in cohort, n (%)Total, N
Chest X-ray ≤ 14 days (guideline concordant)Chest X-ray >14 days (guideline non-concordant)
All727 (35)1375 (65)2102
Sex
  Male426 (37)722 (63)1148
  Female301 (32)653 (68)954
Age categories, years
  <401 (33)2 (67)3
  40–4925 (48)27 (52)52
  50–5985 (35)156 (65)241
  60–69214 (37)362 (63)576
  70–79240 (32)517 (68)757
  80–89142 (34)279 (66)421
  ≥9020 (38)32 (62)52
Deprivation quintile
  1 (least deprived)133 (36)234 (64)367
  2147 (40)223 (60)370
  3141 (33)280 (67)421
  4152 (35)286 (65)438
  5 (most deprived)154 (30)352 (70)506
Smoking status
  Non-smoker71 (48)78 (52)149
  Ex-smoker396 (34)772 (66)1168
  Smoker260 (33)525 (67)785
Number of features on first presentation
  1692 (35)1285 (65)1977
  >135 (28)90 (72)125