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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and healthy individuals

From: Rate of individuals with clearly increased radiosensitivity rise with age both in healthy individuals and in cancer patients

  Patients Healthy individuals
n 393 202
Gender (%)   
 Male 208 (52.9) 90 (44.6)
 Female 185 (47.1) 112 (55.4)
Age (years)   
 Mean age 60.4 50.7
 Range 17–91 9–81
Cancer patients (%)   
 Rectal carcinoma 203 (51.6)  
 Breast carcinoma 101 (25.7)  
 Lung cancer 34 (8.7)  
 Head and neck tumours 21 (5.3)  
 Melanoma 8 (2)  
 Prostate Cancer 3 (0.8)  
 Other 23 (5.9)