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Table 2 Demographic data of patient with IC and nIC

From: Oropharynx microbiota transitions in hypopharyngeal carcinoma treatment of induced chemotherapy followed by surgery

  IC group
n = 10
nIC group
n = 28
P value
(two-tailed)
Gender    0.552
 Male / Female 10/0 25/3  
Gender    0.713
 ≤ 60Y / > 60Y 4/6 15/13  
HTN    0.127
 No / Yes 4/6 20/8  
DM    0.462
 No / Yes 9/1 27/1  
Smoking history    0.936
 No / Yes 1/9 5/23  
Alcohol history    0.584
 No / Yes 1/9 7/21  
Main subregion    0.069
 Pyriform sinus 6 20  
 Posterior pharyngeal 4 3  
 Postcricoid region 0 5  
Surgical options    0.009
 TLTP 3 0  
 TLPP 3 15  
 PLPP 4 13  
Neck Dissection    0.556
 No 0 3  
 One side 5 12  
 Two sides 5 13  
T classification    0.719
 T1-2 6 14  
 T3-4 4 14  
N classification    0.079
 N0 0 9  
 N+ 10 19  
TNM stage    0.082
 Early stage (stage I/II) 0 8  
 Advanced stage (stage III/IV) 10 20  
Tumor size    0.750
 ≤ 4 cm 8 21  
 > 4 cm 2 7  
Lymph node size    0.736
 ≤ 3 cm 7 16  
 > 3 cm 3 12  
  1. Two-tailed p-value under Pearson or Exact chi-square test. *p<0.05 means statistical significance with bold marker
  2. Abbreviations: TLTP total laryngectomy with total pharyngectomy, TLPP total laryngectomy with partial pharyngectomy, PLPP partial laryngectomy with partial pharyngectomy, HTN hypertension, DM diabetes mellitus