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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of the Patients Cohort (n = 95)

From: Quality of life after total laryngectomy: impact of different vocal rehabilitation methods in a middle income country

VariableNo (%)
Sex
 Male86 (90,5)
 Female9 (9,5)
Education, y
 1–749 (51,6)
  ≥ 842 (44,2)
 No information4 (4,2)
Ethnic Group
 White (caucasian)62 (65,3)
 Others29 (30,5)
 No information4 (4,2)
Age, y
 ≤ 6056 (59,6)
 > 6038 (40,4)
  67 (70,5) 
  24 (25,3) 
  4 (4,2) 
Marital Status
 Married 
 Single 
 No information 
Time since Total Laryngectomy, y
 ≤ 231 (32,6)
 > 264 (67,4)
T Stage
 III34 (35,8)
 IV61 (64,2)
Adjuvant Treatment
 No4 (4,2)
 Radiotherapy83 (87,4)
 Radiotherapy + Chemotherapy8 (8,4)
Tumor Site
 Larynx91 (95,8)
 Larynx and Hypopharynx4 (4,2)
Surgery
 Total Laryngectomy + Neck Dissection88 (92,6)
 Total Laryngectomy + Neck Dissection + Pharyngectomy7 (7,4)
Speech Therapy
 Esophageal Speech22 (23,2)
 Artificial Larynx32 (33,7)
 Tracheoesophageal Speech41 (43,2)
Voice Emission
 No14 (14,7)
 Yes81 (85,3)