Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of early stage head and neck cancer patients according to survival status at the end of follow-up

CharacteristicsPatients who died, n = 62Patients who survived, n = 202P
Age (mean ± SD)64.0 ± 7.561.0 ± 9.90.01
Sex0.52
    Male52 (84%)162 (80%)
    Female10 (16%)40 (20%)
Race0.85
    White/non-Hispanic54 (87%)181 (90%)
    Hispanic/Puerto Rican4 (6%)11 (5%)
    Non-White4 (6%)10 (5%)
Tumor site0.15
    Oral cavity19 (31%)46 (23%)
    Pharynx7 (11%)13 (6%)
    Larynx36 (58%)143 (71%)
Treatment0.33
    Surgery20 (32%)61 (30%)
    Radiation32 (52%)111 (55%)
    Surgery and Radiation9 (15%)18 (9%)
    Unknown1 (2%)12 (6%)
Stage*0.002
    Carcinoma in situ4 (7%)9 (4%)
    I27 (44%)138 (69%)
    II30 (49%)54 (27%)
Recruitment site0.23
    Connecticut52 (84%)155 (77%)
    Florida10 (16%)47 (23%)
Years of education*0.82
    <128 (13%)23 (11%)
    1229 (47%)88 (44%)
    >1225 (40%)90 (45%)
BMI (kg/m2)24.4 ± 3.825.8 ± 3.80.01
  • *Stage category missing for two patients and education for one.