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Table 3 Gastrostomy rates at last contact for patients with local-regional control

From: Outcomes and patterns of care of patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal carcinoma treated in the early 21st century

Variable Patient number Gastrostomy at last follow-up p-value (chi-squared test)
T-stage    <.01
 1-2 604 2%  
 3-4 307 10%  
N-stage    <.01
 0−2a 338 3%  
 2b – 2c 492 5%  
 3 81 11%  
IMRT    <.01
 Yes 657 3%  
 No 254 9%  
Fractionation    <.01
 Conventional 630 4%  
 Altered 281 8%  
Induction Chemotherapy    .03
 Yes 208 2%  
 No 703 6%  
Concurrent Chemoradiation    <.01
 Yes 422 7%  
 No 489 3%  
Smoking    .4
 Current 184 3%  
 Former 338 5%  
 Never 389 5%