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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

Variables N (%) FACT-H&N
Mean SD F/t P-value
Gender     7.060 0.008**
 male 135 (58.6) 87.93 19.03   
 female 95 (41.4) 95.01 21.05   
Age     1.289 0.199
 < 60 139 (60.4) 92.42 22.32   
 ≥ 60 91 (39.6) 88.99 17.13   
Marital status     6.496 0.011**
 Single/divorced/Separated/widow 25 (10.8) 99.44 19.07   
 Married/cohabitation 205 (89.2) 89.68 20.01   
Residence     5.119 0.025*
 Rural area 145 (63.1) 93.13 19.42   
 Urban area 85 (36.9) 86.96 20.87   
Educational background     3.597 0.029*
 Primary/middle school 101 (43.9) 90.40 17.36   
 High / secondary/junior school 102 (44.3) 88.80 21.41   
 College or above 27 (11.7) 100.29 22.93   
Household monthly income (yuan)     1.637 0.202
 < 3000 145 (63.0) 89.93 20.58   
 ≥ 3000 85 (37.0) 95.62 22.02   
Job status     1.353 0.261
 Retirement/unemployed 133 (57.8) 91.31 18.71   
 Temporary workers 32 (13.9) 85.48 20.42   
 Regular employee 65 (28.2) 93.50 22.69   
Reparative therapy     1.321 0.188
 Yes 52 (22.6) 87.61 16.92   
 No 178 (77.4) 91.80 20.94   
Mandibulectomy     2.644 0.009***
 Yes 182 (79.1) 92.63 19.93   
 No 48 (20.9) 84.14 19.74   
Distant metastasis     2.951 0.003***
 Yes 12 (5.2) 74.41 22.08   
 No 218 (94.8) 91.76 19.69   
Familial inheritance     1.009 0.314
 Yes 15 (6.5) 95.93 15.07   
 No 215 (93.5) 90.93 20.43   
  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