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Table 3 Primary treatments and weight loss

From: A different entity: a population based study of characteristics and recurrence patterns in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas

Primary treatment/weight Loss Oropharygneal Non-oropharyngeal p-value*
Combination Therapy (n = 313) No 35(29 %) 118(60 %) <0.0001
Yes 84(69 %) 76(39 %)
Unknown 3(2 %) 2(1 %)
Primary Surgery (n = 313) No 105(86 %) 101(52 %) <0.0001
Yes 14(11 %) 93(47 %)
Unknown 3(2 %) 2(1 %)
Median Weight Loss (kg) by Treatment End (n = 280) −5.7(31.4b) −1.3(37.3b) <0.0001 a
Median Weight Loss (kg) at Follow-up (n = 251) −6.9(48.5b) −4.5(66.45b) 0.0457 a
  1. *α = 0.05, significant results in bold using chi-square test; anon-parametric Wilcoxon test applied; bweight loss range