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Table 1 Demographic and clinical details, for Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients with cancer of the head and neck in Queensland Australia, 1998- 2004

From: A study of head and neck cancer treatment and survival among indigenous and non-indigenous people in Queensland, Australia, 1998 to 2004

  Indigenous Status P value
  Indigenous
N = 67
N %
Non-Indigenous
N = 62
N %
 
Cancer site (ICD code)    
Floor of Mouth (C04) 5 (8) 7 (11)  
Gum (C03) 1 (2) 3 (5)  
Hypopharynx (C13) 1 (2) 2 (3)  
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx - ill defined (C14) 9 (13) 6 (10)  
Nasopharynx (C11) 3 (5) 2(3)  
Oropharynx (C10) 5 (8) 2 (3) 0.26
Palate (C05) 8 (12) 2 (3)  
Parotid (C07) 3 (5) 7 (11)  
Pyriform Sinus (C12) 7 (10) 7 (11)  
Tongue (C01- C02) 15 (22) 20 (32)  
Tonsil ( C09) 5 (8) 4 (7)  
Unspecified Salivary glands (C08) 1 (2) 0  
Unspecified mouth (C06) 4 (6) 0  
Age    
18- 39 2 (3) 4 (7)  
40-59 40 (60) 39 (63) 0.52
60+ 25 (37) 19 (30)  
Sex    
Male 47 (70) 43 (70) 0.92
Female 20 (30) 19 (30)  
Area of remoteness (ARIA)  
Highly accessible 11 (17) 7 (11)  
Accessible 9 (14) 10 (16) 0.28
Moderately accessible 25 (37) 33 (53)  
Remote 9 (13) 6 (10)  
Very remote 13 (19) 6 (10)  
Socioeconomic status (SEIFA )    
1 Most disadvantaged 26 (39) 13 (21)  
2 Low to Intermediate advantage 13 (19) 20 (32)  
3 Intermediate advantage 13 (19) 13 (21) 0.19
4 Advantaged 11 (16) 12 (19)  
5 Most advantaged 4 (6) 2 (3)  
9 Not known 0 2 (3)  
Stage at diagnosis (SEER score)    
Localised cancer 23 (34) 15 (24)  
Regional Spread 38 (57) 40 (65) 0.41
Distant metastasis 5 (7) 7 (11)  
Not sure 1 (2) 0  
Charlson Comorbidity Index (Scores grouped)    
0 42 (63) 42 (68)  
1 16 (24) 8 (13) 0.30
2- 5 9 (13) 11 (18)  
5+ 0 1 (2)  
Specific comorbidities    
Diabetes    
No 59 (88) 60 (97) 0.09
Yes 8 (12) 2 (3)  
Hypertension    
No 55 (82) 47 (76) 0.39
Yes 12 (18) 15 (24)  
Circulatory disease*    
No 61 (91) 51 (82) 0.19
Yes 6 (9) 11 (18)  
  1. *Cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease