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Table 4 Univariate Analysis of 384 Patients with OSCC

From: Survival and associated factors among patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda

Variable Survival rate (%) P value (log-rank)
2-year 5-year
Gender    
 Male 43.3 22.9 0.053
 Female 59.2 30.1  
Age (years)
  ≤ 55 69.7 53.7 0.001
  > 55 34.0 8.8  
Tobacco Use
 User 47.7 15.8 0.091
 Non-User 49.6 29.8  
Alcohol Use
 User 46.6 26.3 0.460
 Non-User 50.7 21.0  
Tumour Location
 Alveolus 59.3 0.0 0.255
 Buccal mucosa 47.0 19.6  
 Floor of mouth 34.5 0.0  
 Gingiva 39.7 15.9  
 Lip 100.0 100.0  
 Palate 52.3 43.6  
 Tongue 53.3 21.2  
 Other 53.9 53.9  
Clinical Stage
 I 100.0 100.0 <  0.001
 II 69.1 61.5  
 III 41.7 14.5  
 IV 35.4 0.0  
Histo-pathological grade
 Well differentiated 64.9 42.2 < 0.001
 Moderately differentiated 50.1 21.7  
 Poorly differentiated 26.4 0.0  
Treatment Group
 Surgery 73.8 61.5 0.103
 Radiotherapy 47.5 27.6  
 Chemotherapy 100.0 0.0  
 At least 2 55.3 12.3  
  1. Other – Commissure, Buccal sulcus, Retromolar trigone, Sublingual salivary glands
  2. At least 2 – Surgery and Radiotherapy or Surgery and Chemotherapy
  3. P value is for 5-year survival