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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 39)

From: Transoral laser microsurgery for the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer: the Dalhousie University experience

Characteristic Number of patients (%)
Age, y  
 Mean (Range) 59.6 (32–80)
Sex  
 Male 31 (79.5 %)
 Female 8 (20.5 %)
Tumour subsite  
 Base of tongue 20 (51 %)
 Tonsil 19 (49 %)
Stage  
 I 3 (7.5 %)
 II 8 (20.5 %)
 III 5 (13 %)
 IV 23 (59 %)
T Stage  
 T1 9 (23 %)
 T2 23 (59 %)
 T3 7 (18 %)
 T4 0 (0 %)
N stage  
 N0 13 (33 %)
 N1 3 (8 %)
 N2a 5 (13 %)
 N2b 13 (33 %)
 N2c 2 (5 %)
 N3 3 (8 %)
HPV status (n = 26)  
 Positive 23 (88.5 %)
 Negative 3 (11.5 %)
Smoking status (n = 37)  
 Current smoker 6 (16 %)
 Past smoker 20 (54 %)
 Lifetime nonsmoker 11 (30 %)