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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics and the score of QoL among oral cancer patients

From: Effects of stigma, hope and social support on quality of life among Chinese patients diagnosed with oral cancer: a cross-sectional study

VariablesN (%)FACT-H&N
MeanSDF/tP-value
Gender   7.0600.008**
 male135 (58.6)87.9319.03  
 female95 (41.4)95.0121.05  
Age   1.2890.199
 < 60139 (60.4)92.4222.32  
 ≥ 6091 (39.6)88.9917.13  
Marital status   6.4960.011**
 Single/divorced/Separated/widow25 (10.8)99.4419.07  
 Married/cohabitation205 (89.2)89.6820.01  
Residence   5.1190.025*
 Rural area145 (63.1)93.1319.42  
 Urban area85 (36.9)86.9620.87  
Educational background   3.5970.029*
 Primary/middle school101 (43.9)90.4017.36  
 High / secondary/junior school102 (44.3)88.8021.41  
 College or above27 (11.7)100.2922.93  
Household monthly income (yuan)   1.6370.202
 < 3000145 (63.0)89.9320.58  
 ≥ 300085 (37.0)95.6222.02  
Job status   1.3530.261
 Retirement/unemployed133 (57.8)91.3118.71  
 Temporary workers32 (13.9)85.4820.42  
 Regular employee65 (28.2)93.5022.69  
Reparative therapy   1.3210.188
 Yes52 (22.6)87.6116.92  
 No178 (77.4)91.8020.94  
Mandibulectomy   2.6440.009***
 Yes182 (79.1)92.6319.93  
 No48 (20.9)84.1419.74  
Distant metastasis   2.9510.003***
 Yes12 (5.2)74.4122.08  
 No218 (94.8)91.7619.69  
Familial inheritance   1.0090.314
 Yes15 (6.5)95.9315.07  
 No215 (93.5)90.9320.43  
  1. One-way ANOVA / t-test were used to describe the mean scores of QoL in different categorical demographic and clinical variables
  2. SD standard deviations
  3. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001