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Table 6 Baseline and 3-months swallowing function scores of the patients who survived and those who did not

From: ECOG-ACRIN 2399: analysis of patient related outcomes after Chemoradiation for locally advanced head and neck Cancer

Swallow Measure Total
N (%)
Alive
N (%)
Deceased
N (%)
p-value
DOSS (Baseline) N = 92 N = 70 N = 22 0.003
 Severe 4 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 4 (18.2)  
 Moderate 7 (7.6) 4 (5.7) 3 (13.6)  
 Mild 62 (67.4) 50 (71.4) 12 (54.5)  
 Normal 19 (20.7) 16 (22.9) 3 (13.6)  
FCM (Baseline) N = 94 N = 71 N = 23 < 0.001
 Severe 4 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 4 (17.4)  
 Moderate 5 (5.3) 2 (2.8) 3 (13.0)  
 Mild 16 (17.0) 10 (14.1) 6 (26.1)  
 Normal 69 (73.4) 59 (83.1) 10 (43.5)  
DOSS (3 Months) N = 69 N = 53 N = 16 0.001
 Severe 12 (17.4) 5 (9.4) 7 (43.8)  
 Moderate 14 (20.3) 9 (17.0) 5 (31.2)  
 Mild 43 (62.3) 39 (73.6) 4 (25.0)  
 Normal 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
FCM (3 Months) N = 39 N = 37 N = 2 0.392
 Severe 2 (5.1) 2 (5.4) 0 (0.0)  
 Moderate 3 (7.7) 2 (5.4) 1 (50.0)  
 Mild 33 (84.6) 32 (86.5) 1 (50.0)  
 Normal 1 (2.6) 1 (2.7) 0 (0.0)