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Table 1 Clinical patient characteristics

From: The impact of close surgical margins on recurrence in oral squamous cell carcinoma

  Surgery Alone
n = 112 (60%)
Surgery + Adjuvant
n = 75 (40%)
P-value
GENDER    NS
 Male 64 (34%) 51 (27%)  
 Female 48 (26%) 24 (13%)  
Age (mean) 61 62 NS
Risk Factors    .01
 Never smoker 36 (20%) 12 (6%)  
 Smoker 74 (40%) 65 (34%)  
TNM STAGING    
 Low T (1 and 2) 94 (50%) 32 (17%) .01
 High T (3 and 4) 18 (10%) 43 (23%)  
 N negative 94 (50%) 21 (11%) .01
 N positive 16 (9%) 33 (18%)  
 N positive w/ ECS 2 (1%) 21 (11%)  
Cancer Stage .01
 Low (stage 1/2) 81 (43%) 3 (2%)  
 High (stage 3/4) 31 (17%) 72 (38%)  
LVI .01
 Yes 3 (2%) 13 (6%)  
 No 90 (48%) 53 (29%)  
 Not reported 19 (10%) 9 (5%)  
PNI .01
 Yes 10 (5%) 33 (18%)  
 No 79 (42%) 34 (18%)  
 Not Reported 23 (13%) 8 (4%)  
Final Margin .01
 Negative 70 (37%) 35 (18%)  
 Close 36 (19%) 34 (18%)  
 Positive 1 (1%) 5 (3%)  
 Not reported 5 (3%) 1 (1%)