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Table 2 Distribution of cases by stage at diagnosis, socioeconomic status (SES) quintiles and sex from 1981–2009

From: Socio-economic deprivation: a significant determinant affecting stage of oral cancer diagnosis and survival

      Chi-square P value
  Early Late  
  N % N %  
OPC men  
Affluent (q1-3) 108 14.7 625 85.3 0.82
Deprived (q4-5) 103 14.2 620 85.8
OPC women  
Affluent (q1-3) 69 27.0 187 73.0 0.12
Deprived (q4-5) 55 21.2 205 78.8
OCC men  
Affluent (q1-3) 476 49.1 494 50.9 <0.001**
Deprived (q4-5) 431 40.1 644 59.9
OCC women  
Affluent (q1-3) 338 54.2 286 45.8 0.01**
Deprived (q4-5) 277 47.0 312 53.0
  1. **Significant P value < 0.05. Missing cases for OPC among men and women were 56 (q1-3 = 22 & q4-5 = 34) and 31 (q1-3 = 19 & q4-5 = 12), respectively, and for OCC among men and women were 647 (q1-3 = 306, q4-5 = 341) and 414 (q1-3 = 196, q4-5 = 218), respectively. Missing cases were not included in the analysis