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Table 3 Delay (in days) and tumor characteristics (n = 83 patients)

From: Factors influencing patient and health care delays in Oropharyngeal Cancer

 Number (%)Patient delayP valuePHCa delayP valueSpecialist-care delaybP value
Site  0.216 0.130 0.632
 Anterior wall32 (38.6)31.0 27.0 48.5 
 Lateral wall47 (56.6)16.5 13.5 55.0 
 Posterior wall1 (1.2)      
 Superior wall0      
 Overlapping sites (C10.8)3 (3.6)76.0 10.0 58.0 
T Class, 7th and 8th UICC editionsc  0.031 0.963 0.676
 T1-T261 (73.5)22.5 15.5 54.5 
 T3-T422 (26.5)59.0 15.0 50.0 
N class, 7th UICC edition  0.064 0.587 0.752
 N016 (19.3)48.0 15.0 54.0 
 N112 (14.5)15.0 14.0 50.0 
 N2a6 (7.2)39.0 18.0 51.5 
 N2b30 (36.1)7.0 16.0 54.5 
 N2c18 (21.7)47.0 15.0 54.0 
 N31 (1.2)      
N class, 8th UICC edition  0.020 0.746 0.184
 N016 (19.3)48.0 15.0 54.0 
 N141 (49.4)15.5 15.5 54.0 
 N213 (15.7)38.5 15.0 54.5 
 N2a2 (2.4)180.5 18.0   
 N2b5 (6.0)3.0 8.0 50.0 
 N2c5 (6.0)75.0 15.0 39.0 
 N31 (1.2)      
M class, 7th and 8th UICC editionsc  0.083 0.440  
 M079 (95.2)28.0 15.0 52.5 
 M14 (4.8)75.5 13.0   
Stage, 7th UICC edition  0.047 0.939 0.644
 I2 (2.4)125.5 76.5   
 II9 (10.8)31.0 14.0 45.0 
 III11 (13.3)13.0 15.0 59.0 
 IV A54 (65.1)23.0 17.0 54.0 
 IV B3 (3.6)59.0 9.0 37.0 
 IV C4 (4.8)75.5 13.0   
Stage, 8th UICC edition  0.285 0.737 0.285
 I44 (53.0)19.0 14.5 55.0 
 II9 (10.8)31.0 21.0 64.0 
 III14 (16.9)53.0 14.0 48.0 
 IV2 (2.4)157.0 10.0   
 IV A12 (14.5)14.0 15.0 49.5 
 IV B0      
 IV C2 (2.4)75.5 13.0   
p16 status  0.280 0.580 0.160
 Positive64 (77.1)24.0 15.0 54.0 
 Negative17 (20.5)37.0 16.0 45.5 
 Unknown2 (2.4)      
Histological grade  0.257 0.424 0.749
 I3 (3.6)151.0 22.0 59.0 
 II16 (19.3)28.0 34.0 56.0 
 III62 (74.7)27.0 14.5 50.0 
 Unknown2 (2.4)      
  1. aPHC primary health care
  2. bn = 77 patients
  3. cT and M classes are similar according to the UICC 7th and 8th editions