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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: A comparison of health state utility values associated with oral potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer in Sri Lanka assessed using the EQ-5D-3 L and the EORTC-8D

Variable N (%)
Gender  
Male 82(54.3)
Female 69(45.7)
Age group
18-29 3(2)
30-39 14(9.3)
40-49 22(14.6)
50-59 32(21.2)
60-69 44(29.1)
70 above 36(23.8)
Marital status
Never married 9(6)
Married 135(89.4)
Widow/separated 7(4.6)
Ethnicity
Sinhalese 120(79.5)
Tamil 25(16.6)
Muslim 6(4)
Education
No formal education 16(10.7)
Primary 84(56)
Secondary 44(29.3)
Tertiary 6(4)
Employment
Employed 105(70)
Non-economic activities 38(25.3)
Family worker 7(4.7)
OPMD/ cancer
OPMD 57(37.8)
Oral cancer 94(62.2)
OPMD diagnosis n = 44
Leukoplakia 1(2.3)
Mixed red and white lesions 2(4.5)
Oral sub mucous fibrosis 13(29.5)
Lichen planus 19(43.2)
Other 9(20)
Cancer stage n = 94
Oral cancer Stage I 24(29.6)
Oral cancer Stage II 26(32.1)
Oral cancer Stage III 19(23.5)
Oral cancer Stage IV 12(14.8)
Treatment for oral cancer patients n = 94
Treated (post-surgery) n = 72 72(76.6)
Awaiting treatment (pre-surgery) n = 22 22(23.4)
  1. OPMD- Oral potentially malignant disorder; Stage I -The cancer is less than 2 cm in size, and has not spread to lymph nodes in the area; Stage 2 - The cancer is more than 2 cm in size, but less than 4 cm, and has not spread to lymph nodes in the area; Stage 3 - The cancer is bigger than 4 cm but has not spread to any lymph nodes or other parts of the body; Stage 4- the cancer is either greater than 4 cm in largest diameter or is of any size but has metastasised to regional lymph nodes [22, 23]