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Table 1 Baseline charachteristics of the responders and the poor responders

From: Stress associated gene expression in blood cells is related to outcome in radiotherapy treated head and neck cancer patients

   Poor responders Responders p
  BMI median (25%, 75% percentiles) 22 (21,27) 25 (23,29) 0.32
  AGE (years, median (25%, 75% percentiles)) 61 (55,64) 59 (55,76) 0.91
Gender Men 9   10   
  Women 1   0   1.00§
Localisation larynx 1   5   0.18§
  hypopharynx 3   0   
  oral cavity 4   3   
  oropharynx 2   2   
Treatment RT 7   7   1.00§
  Surgery and RT 3   3   
Stage I 0   1   0.34§
  II 1   3   
  III 1   2   
  IV 8   4   
Smoking status Non smokers and former smokers 5   7   0.65§
  Smokers 5   3   
Survival (3 Year) Median (months) (25%, 75% percentiles) 18 (11,25) 30 (19,40) <0.01
  Overall survivors (n) 4   10   0.01§
  Median time to relapse, (months) (25%, 75% percentiles) 6 (5,21) 26 (16,34) <0.01
  Progression-free survivors (n) 2   8   0.02§
  1. BMI and age were compared between the groups using the Mann–Whitney test. Median values are given with interquantile range in brackets. Gender, localization, treatment, stage, smoking status, number of overall survors and number of progression free survivors were compared using Fisher’s exact test(§). Survival was compared using the log-rank test.