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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients ( n= 238)

From: Translation and validation of the Chinese version of the quality of life radiation therapy instrument and the head & neck module (QOL-RTI/H&N)

  Number of patients (%)
Year, mean ± SD (range) 46.5 ± 10.4 (21.7, 78.8)
Gender  
  Male 176 (73.9)
  Female 62 (26.1)
Marital status  
  Unmarried 11 (4.6)
  Married 227 (95.4)
Monthly income  
  ≤2000 Yuan 87 (36.6)
  ~5000 Yuan 119 (50.0)
  >5000 Yuan 18 (7.6)
  Unclear 14 (5.9)
Dialect  
  Cantonese 153 (64.3)
  Hakka 45 (18.9)
  Chaoshan 13 (5.5)
  Others 27 (11.3)
Other chronic disease  
  No 189 (79.4)
  Yes 49 (20.6)
Tumor site  
  Nasopharynx 170 (71.4)
  Non-nasopharynx 68 (28.6)
RT  
  Before 50 (21.0)
  Under 40 (16.8)
  ≤ 1 year after 57 (23.9)
  ~5 years after 50 (21.0)
  >5 years after 41 (17.2)
  1. Non-nasopharynx included oral, oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal, salivary gland, laryngeal and paranasal cancer. RT: radiotherapy.