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Table 1 Clinico-pathological and demographic characteristics and HPV status of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma cases investigated from Kashmir region.

From: Transcription factor AP-1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Alterations in activity and expression during Human Papillomavirus infection

Characteristics Subgroup Patients n = 75 (%age)
Gender   
   Male   43(57)
   Female   32(43)
Age   
   40-60 years Mean age (57.5) 47(63)
   >60 years   28(37)
Smoking Status   
   Smoker   51(68)
   Non-smoker   24(32)
Dysphagia   
  Grade I, II, III 50(67)
  No Dysphagia 25(33)
Location of tumor   
  Upper 10(13)
  Middle 60(80)
  Lower 5(7)
Clinical Stage   
  Stage I & II 46(61)
  Stage III & IV 29(39)
Histological Grade   
  WDSCC 17(23)
  MDSCC 45(60)
  PDSCC 13(17)
Consumption of hot salted tea/day
   With sodium bicarbonate 1-3 cups 20 (27)
  3-6 cups 38(51)
  > 6 cups 10(13)
   Without sodium bicarbonate   7(9)
HPV status   
   Tumor Tissues HPV L1 Positive 14 (19%)
  HPV16 14 (100%)
  Other HPVs Nil
   Normal Adjacent Tissues HPV L1 Positive Nil