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Table 1 Clinical data of patients with head and neck cancer

From: Health-related quality of life became worse in short-term during treatment in head and neck cancer patients: a prospective study

Variables Total sample (n = 91) Analized sample (n = 63)
n (%)
Sex, Male 70 (76.9) 52 (82.5)
Age (years), mean (SD) 60.6 (10.9) 59.1 (9.5)
Tumor site
 Oral cavity (tongue, mouth floor and lip) 30 (33.0) 21 (33.3)
 Nasal cavity 4 (4.4) 2 (3.2)
 Larynx 32 (35.2) 22 (34.9)
 Pharynx (hypopharynx, oropharynx and nasopharynx) 22 (24.2) 17 (27.0)
 Others (jaw, cervical and parathyroid) 3 (3.3) 1 (1.6)
Tumor T stage
 I 10 (11.0) 10 (15.9)
 II 19 (20.9) 15 (23.8)
 III 32 (35.2) 23 (36.5)
 IV 23 (25.3) 13 (20.6)
 X 5 (5.5) 2 (3.2)
 Not specified or unknown 2 (2.2)
Tumor N stage
 0 37 (40.7) 32 (50.8)
 I 17 (18.7) 11 (17.5)
 II 20 (22.0) 13 (20.7)
 III 8 (8.8) 4 (6.3)
 X 6 (6.6) 2 (3.2)
 Not specified or unknown 3 (3.3) 1 (1.6)
Tumor M stage
 0 55 (60.4) 40 (63.5)
 1 10 (11.0) 7 (11.1)
 X 21 (23.1) 15 (23.8)
 Not specified or unknown 5 (5.5) 1 (1.6)
Treatment
 Radiotherapy 21 (23.1) 16 (25.4)
 Surgery with radiotherapy 10 (11.0) 9 (14.3)
 Chemoradiotherapy 37 (40.7) 32 (50.8)
 Surgery with chemoradiotherapy 7 (7.7) 6 (9.5)
 Surgery 5 (5.5)
 Chemotherapy 1 (1.1)
 Others (loss of follow-up before starting treatment) 7 (7.7)
Smoking
 No 14 (15.4) 11 (17.4)
 Yes 76 (83.6) 52 (82.6)
 Unknown 1 (1.0) 0 (0)
Alcohol consumption
 No 12 (13.2) 8 (12.7)
 Yes 78 (85.8) 55 (87.3)
 Unknown 1 (1.0) 0 (0)
Nutritional diagnosis (PG-SGA)
 Well nourished 34 (37.4) 27 (42.9)
 Suspected malnutrition or moderately malnourished 44 (48.4) 30 (47.6)
 Severe malnutrition 13 (14.3) 6 (9.6)
BMI, mean (SD) 22.89 (4.6) 23.4 (4.7)
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard Deviation, BMI Body mass index, PG-SGA Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment