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Table 1 Demographic information of patients included

From: Development and evaluation of oral Cancer quality-of-life questionnaire (QOL-OC)

Characteristics No. of patients %
Gender
 Male 139 65.3
 Female 74 34.7
Age
 Mean (SD) 53.84(10.48)  
 Range 18–86  
Marital status
 Married 197 92.5
 Unmarried 8 3.8
 Widowed 5 2.3
 Divorced 2 .9
Education level
 Junior high 73 34.3
 Senior high 60 28.2
 Undergraduate or higher 41 19.2
 Primary school or lower 30 14.1
 Information missed 9 4.2
Cancer site
 Tongue 51 23.9
 Buccal mucosa 29 13.6
 Gingiva 25 11.7
 Salivary glands 25 11.7
 Mouth floor 23 10.8
 Palate 23 10.8
 Multi-sites 10 4.7
 Lips 10 4.7
 Maxilla/Mandible 8 3.8
 Oropharynx 5 2.3
 branchial fissure 1 .5
 Temple 1 .5
 Maxillary sinus 1 .5
 Submandibular 1 .5
Pathological type
 SCC 144 67.6
 Mucoepidermoid carcinoma carcinoma 12 5.6
 Adenoid cystic 11 5.2
 Adenocarcinoma 6 2.8
 Pleomorphic adenoma 4 1.9
 Other 30 14.6
  Ameloblastoma 1 .5
  Malignant Melanoma 2 .9
  Hodgkin lymphoma 1 .5
  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 2 .9
  Myoepithelial carcinoma 3 1.4
  Basal cell carcinoma 3 1.4
  Mesenchymal sarcoma 1 .5
  Plasma cell sarcoma 2 .9
  Sarcomatoid carcinoma 1 .5
  Mesenchymal carcinoma 2 .9
  Epithelioid vascular endothelium 1 .5
  Spindle cell sarcoma 1 .5
  Fibroblastoma 1 .5
  Acinic cell carcinoma 4 1.9
  Adenogenous low-grade malignancy 3 1.4
  Dentinogenic ghost cell tumour 1 .5
  Verrucous carcinoma 1 .5
  Information missed 6 2.8
Treatment
 Surgery 200 93.9
 Surgery/radiotherapy 8 3.8
 Radiotherapy 2 .9
 Surgery/radiotherapy/chemotherapy 1 .5
 Surgery/chemotherapy 1 .5
 Palliative treatment 1 .5