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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics of head and neck cancer patients treated with radiation therapy at Gold Coast University Hospital between 1st April 2014 and the 31st of March 2016

From: Investigating adherence to Australian nutritional care guidelines in patients with head and neck cancer

Patient characteristics No. of patients [N, (%)]
Gender
 Male 177 (85)
 Female 32 (15)
Age (years)
  < 50 26 (12.5)
 50–65 86 (41)
  > 65 97 (46.5)
Prior weight loss
 0% 133 (64)
  < 5% 51 (24)
 5- < 10% 19 (9)
  > 10% 6 (3)
Site
 Oral cavity 22 (10.5)
 Oropharynx 56 (27)
 Nasopharynx 8 (4)
 Hypopharynx 7 (3)
 Larynx 21 (10)
 Salivary 19 (9)
 Skin primary 67 (32)
 Unknown primary 6 (3)
 Other 3 (1.5)
T Stage
 T0 24 (11.5)
 T1 35 (17)
 T2 51 (24.5)
 T3 37 (17.5)
 T4 48 (23)
 Tx 12 (5.5)
 Other 2 (1)
N Stage
 0 54 (25.5)
 1 35 (17)
 2 112 (53.5)
 3 5 (2.5)
 Unknown 3 (1.5)
M Stage
 0 206 (97.5)
 1 3 (1.5)
Treatment
 Radiation therapy 50 (24)
 Radiation therapy + chemotherapy 96 (46)
 Surgery + radiation therapy 54 (26)
 Surgery + radiation therapy and chemotherapy 10 (4)