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Table 2 Clinico-pathological characteristics of Malaysian patients with OPSCC

From: Clinico-pathological features of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas in Malaysia with reference to HPV infection

  All patients
(n = 60; 100%)
p16 negative
(n = 45; 75%)
p16 positive
(n = 15; 25%)
p-value
Age at diagnosis (years; n = 54)
 Mean (±SD) 65.44 (±12.16) 66.61 (±11.36) 61.77 (±14.28) a0.214
Sex (n = 54)
 Male 38 (70.4%) 30 (73.2%) 8 (61.5%) b0.493
 Female 16 (29.6%) 11 (26.8%) 5 (38.5%)  
Ethnicity (n = 60)
 Malay 7 (11.7%) 4 (8.9%) 3 (20%) b0.004
 Chinese 32 (53.3%) 20 (44.4%) 12 (80%)  
 Indian 21 (35.0%) 21 (46.7%) 0 (0%)  
Broder’s grade (n = 60)
 WD 16 (26.7%) 13 (28.9%) 3 (20.0%) b0.016
 MD 24 (40.0%) 21 (46.7%) 3 (20.0%)  
 PD 17 (28.3%) 8 (17.8%) 9 (60.0%)  
 Others 3 (5.0%) 3 (6.7%) 0 (0%)  
  1. aIndependent sample’s t-test
  2. bPearson’s Chi-Square test
  3. WD Well differentiated, MD Moderately differentiated, PD Poorly differentiated