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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the HNSCC group (UICC staging system = Union internationale centre le cancer)

From: The volatilome – investigation of volatile organic metabolites (VOM) as potential tumor markers in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)

Mean age 61.0
Sex n (%)
 Male 43 (81.1%)
 Female 10 (18.9%)
UICC stage
 I 4 (7.5%)
 II 6 (11.3%)
 III 10 (18.9%)
 IVA 30 (56.6%)
 IVB 3 (5.7%)
 IVC (0%)
Localisation
 Oropharynx 28 (52.8%)
 Hypopharynx 10 (18.9%)
 Larynx 10 (18.9%)
 Oral cavity 5 (9.4%)
Tobacco consumption
 Yes 42 (79.2%)
 No 11 (20.8%)
Alcohol consumption
 Yes 78 (77.4%)
 No 14 (22.6%)