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Table 3 Results of the multivariate analyses on LPFS, DFS and OS

From: Long-term outcome and patterns of failure in patients with advanced head and neck cancer

Factor p-value LPFS p-value DFS p-value OS
Stage IVa versus IVb >0.1 >0.1 0.16
Stage N2 versus N3 0.045 >0.1 >0.1
CR versus PR <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Distant metastases >0.1 -- 0.01
Loco-regional recurrence -- -- 0.006
Age (>/= or <55 years) 0.041 0.003 >0.1
Alcohol abuse >0.1 0.027 >0.1