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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample of H&N cancer patients

From: Depression, anxiety, fatigue, and quality of life in a large sample of patients suffering from head and neck cancer in comparison with the general population

  Total (n=817) Males (n=631) Females (n=186)
N % N % N %
Age group
 18–64 y. 476 58.3 369 58.5 107 57.5
 ≥ 65 y. 341 41.7 262 41.5 79 42.5
Occupationa
 Not occupied 625 76.5 490 77.7 135 72.6
 Occupied 192 23.5 141 22.3 51 27.4
Alcohol drinking
 No 602 73.7 435 68.9 167 89.8
 Yes 215 26.3 196 31.1 19 10.2
Smoking
 No 601 73.6 446 70.7 155 83.3
 Yes 216 26.4 185 29.3 31 16.7
Tumor group
 Oral cavity 124 15.2 88 13.9 36 19.4
 Oropharynx 285 34.9 220 34.9 65 34.9
 Larynx, Hypopharynx 246 30.1 220 34.9 26 14.0
 Other 162 19.8 103 16.3 59 31.7
Tumor stagea
 I 141 19.2 105 18.2 36 22.5
 II 102 13.9 82 14.2 20 12.5
 III 122 16.6 89 15.5 33 20.6
 IV 371 50.4 300 52.1 71 44.4
Treatment group
 1: OP + RT - CT- 215 26.3 159 25.2 56 30.1
 2: OP + RT + CT- 199 24.4 159 25.2 40 21.5
 3: OP + RT + CT+ 246 30.1 192 30.4 54 29.0
 4: OP - RT + CT+ 116 14.2 93 14.7 23 12.4
 5: Other 41 5.0 28 4.4 13 7.0
Metastases
 No 441 54.0 337 53.4 104 55.9
 Yes 376 46.0 294 46.6 82 44.1
ECOG performancea
 0 205 34.4 157 34.2 48 35.0
 1 319 53.5 249 54.2 70 51.1
 2–4 72 12.1 53 11.5 19 13.9
Body Mass Index
 <  20 kg/m2 135 16.5 89 14.1 46 24.7
 20 – <  25 kg/m2 391 47.9 314 49.8 77 41.4
 25 – <  30 kg/m2 216 26.4 176 27.9 40 21.5
 ≥ 30 kg/m2 75 9.2 52 8.2 23 12.4
Time since diagnosisa
 ≤ 9 months 429 52.6 324 51.4 105 56.8
 >  9 months 386 47.4 306 48.6 80 43.2
  1. OP Surgery, RT Radiotherapy, CT Chemotherapy
  2. aMissing data not reported