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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 640)

From: Health-related Quality of life in 640 head and neck cancer survivors after radiotherapy using EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-H&N35 questionnaires

Variables Total 2DRT 3DCRT IMRT
Patient number 640 371 127 142
Age, median (range) years 52 (15-87) 52 (15-87) 53 (31-83) 51 (23-79)
Male/female 537/103 297/74 117/10 123/19
Education years     
6 245 147 52 46
6~12 305 168 64 73
>12 90 56 11 23
Annual family income, (104 NTD)     
<60 119 53 30 36
60~120 218 125 47 46
≥ 120 303 193 50 60
Marital status     
   With spouse 518 298 102 118
   Without spouse 122 73 25 24
Employment     
   Yes 225 139 36 50
   No 415 232 91 92
Cancer sites     
   Nasopharynx 316 226 31 59
   Oral cavity 129 64 33 32
   Oropharynx 75 41 21 13
   Hypoppharynx 75 20 28 27
   Larynx 45 20 14 11
AJCC stage     
I-II 210 145 26 39
III-IV 430 226 101 103
Radiation dose     
70.2Gy 281 126 81 74
>70.2Gy 359 245 46 68
Surgery     
   No 391 264 53 74
   Yes 249 107 74 68
Chemotherapy     
No 343 237 57 49
Yes 297 134 70 93
Comorbidity score     
0 373 219 66 88
1 267 152 61 54
Follow-up years, median 4.3 5.2 3.9 3.1
  1. Abbreviations: RT = radiotherapy; 2DRT = two dimensional RT; 3DCRT = three dimensional conformal RT; IMRT = intensity-modulated RT; 1USD = 33NTD; AJCC = American Joint Committee on Cancer, 6th edition; Comorbidity score was based on Charlson comorbidity index.