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Table 1 Clinical characteristics

From: Progressive resistance training in cachectic head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: a randomized controlled pilot feasibility trial

Variable All
(n = 20)
Intervention (n = 10) Control
(n = 10)
P value
Age (years) 60.9 ± 11.3 (27–82) 60.2 ± 4.7 (50–66) 61.5 ± 15.7 (27–82) 0.807
Sex 0.303b
 Men 15 (75%) 9 (90%) 6 (60%)
 Women 5 (25%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
Cancer stagea 0.420
 Stadium I/II 6 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
 Stadium III/IV (M0) 14 (70%) 7 (70%) 7 (70%)
Alcohol abuse, yes 5 (25%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 1.000b
Smoking, yes 6 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 1.000b
Chemoradiation, yes 13 (65%) 8 (80%) 5 (50%) 0.350
Neck dissection, yes 11 (55%) 5 (50%) 6 (60%) 1.000
Feeding tube, yes 11 (55%) 7 (70%) 4 (40%) 0.370b
  1. aUICC Classification
  2. bFisher’s exact test