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Table 1 Patient characteristics consisting elderly HNSCC patients treated by (chemo)radiotherapy in our institution between 2010 and 2018 (n = 246). Staging of HNSCC was based on the 7th Edition of the UICC TNM classification

From: Radiotherapy for geriatric head-and-neck cancer patients: what is the value of standard treatment in the elderly?

  n %
Sex male 170 69.1
female 76 30.9
Age 65–74 years 153 62.2
≥ 75 years 93 37.8
Smoking non-smoker 54 22.0
smoker 142 57.7
missing 50 20.3
Karnofsky 100% 28 11.4
90% 108 43.9
80% 51 20.7
70% 23 9.3
60% 14 5.7
50% 3 1.2
40% 1 0.4
missing 18 7.3
Localization nasopharynx 4 1.6
oropharynx 79 32.1
hypopharynx 29 11.8
oral cavity 57 23.2
larynx 41 16.7
parotid glands 6 2.4
other salivary glands 3 1.2
multi-level 15 6.1
others 12 4.9
T-stage T1 35 14.2
T2 53 21.5
T3 64 26.0
T4 86 35.0
N-stage N0 82 33.3
N1 33 13.4
N2 120 48.8
N3 11 4.5
M-stage M0 232 94.3
M1 10 4.1
UICC I 24 9.8
II 20 8.1
III 48 19.5
IVA/B 145 58.9
IVC 9 3.7
Grading G1 6 2.4
G2 157 63.8
G3 74 30.1
G4 1 0.4
HPV HPV-negative 49 19.9
HPV-positive 34 13.8
missing 163 66.3