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Table 1 Frequency distribution of characteristics of patients undergoing head and neck cancer resection with microvascular reconstruction

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of a postoperative clinical care pathway in head and neck surgery with microvascular reconstruction

  Control (n = 62) Pathway (n = 56) p value
Age (mean) 62.6 62.6 ns
  % (n) % (n)  
Gender    ns
  Male 50.0 (31) 33.9  
  Female 50.0 (31) 66.1 (37)  
Primary tumor site    ns
  Oral cavity 83.9 (52) 76.8 (43)  
  Other 16.1 (10) 23.2 (13)  
Staging of disease    ns
  Stage I/II 22.6 (14) 32.1 (18)  
  Stage III/IV 75.8 (47) 66.1 (37)  
Resection of mandible 35.5 (22) 39.3 (22) ns
Reconstructive type    ns
  Radial forearm 56.5 (35) 62.5 (35)  
  Fibula 19.4 (12) 12.5 (7)  
  Anterolateral thigh 8.1 (5) 16.1 (9)  
  Other free flap 16.1 (10) 8.9 (5)  
ASA    ns
  1 6.5 (4) 5.4 (3)  
  2 40.3 (25) 44.6 (25)  
  3 48.4 (30) 42.8 (24)  
  4 3.2 (2) 0 (0)  
No ASA recorded 1.6 (1) 7.1 (4)  
Alcohol history 59.7 (37) 73.2 (41) ns
Smokers 58.1 (36) 62.5 (35) ns
COPD 22.6 (14) 23.2 (13) ns
Diabetes Mellitus 4.8 (3) 10.7 (6) ns
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