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Table 3 Clinical and pathological factors associated with HPV status

From: HPV DNA in saliva from patients with SCC of the head and neck is specific for p16-positive oropharyngeal tumours

  HPV status  
Negative Positive p-value
Sex 0.08
 Male 21 25
 Female 12 4
Anatomical subsite 0.07
 Oropharynx 12 18
 Non-oropharynx 21 11
Tumour stage 0.18
 X 2 3
 T1 7 10
 T2 15 9
 T3 5 7
 T4 4 0
Lymph node status 0.04
 Negative 23 12
 Positive 10 17
Metastatic disease 1.000
 Negative 31 27
 Positive 2 2
p16 statusa <0.001
 Negative 27 4
 Positive 4 18
  1. ap16 status was only available for 53 patients