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Table 1 Characteristics of 583 patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma

From: Survival outcomes of First Nations patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (Poliquin 2014)

Characteristics All (n = 583) Non-FN (n = 564) FN (n = 19) p a
Age (mean, SD) 61.7 61.8 60.7 0.65
Gender (%M) 56.1 56.7 36.8 0.08
Tumor Subsite (%)     0.95
   Tongue 48.0 48.0 47.3  
   Gum 10.2 10.3 10.5  
   Mouth 17.3 17.4 15.7  
   Floor of Mouth 21.9 21.8 26.3  
   Palate 1.5 1.6 0  
   Lips 0.9 0.9 0  
TNM Stage (% stage early, I/II) 59.5 59.5 57.9 0.88
Tobacco (%) 67.1 66.8 76.5 0.29
Alcohol use (%) 64.8 64.5 80.0 0.42
ECOG (%)     0.73
   0 56.9 56.9 58.9  
   1 31.6 31.4 35.2  
   2 7.5 7.6 5.9  
   3+ 4.0 4.1 0  
Treatment b     0.12
   S + RT/CRT 32.6 37.6 47.4  
   CRT 1.9 2.0 0  
   S 52.1 52.6 36.8  
   RT 7.9 7.8 10.5  
  1. SD, standard deviation; %M, percent males; S, surgery; RT, radiation therapy; CRT, chemoradiation therapy.
  2. ap-value for Mann–Whitney test comparing FN vs non-FN grouping variables, with significance denoted for values <0.05.
  3. b43 patients did not receive treatment (2 FN and 41 non-FN).