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Table 1 Demographic and virological characteristics of patients and controls

From: Salivary and serum IL-10, TNF-α, TGF-β, VEGF levels in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and correlation with HPV and EBV infections

  Patients Controls P value
N % N %
Sex female 7 8.97 5 7.5 >0.05
male 71 91.03 35 92.5
Age 40–49 12 15.4 7 17.5 >0.05
50–69 34 43.6 19 47.5
70 + 32 41.0 14 35.0
Place of residence urban 50 64.1 26 65.0 >0.05
rural 28 35.9 14 35.0
Smoking yes 62 79.5 32 80.0 >0.05
no 16 20.5 8 20.0
Alcohol yes 34 43.6 20 50.0 >0.05
no 44 56.4 20 50.0
EBV DNA positive 40 51.3 8 20.0 <0.001*
negative 37 47.4 32 80.0
HPV DNA positive 24 30.8 1 2.5 <0.001*
negative 54 69.2 39 97.5
  1. *statistically significant