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Table 4 Results from the EORTC QLQ-H&N35 for subgroups of HNCP (Gender and Age).

From: Geriatric oncology: comparing health related quality of life in head and neck cancer patients

EORTC QLQ H&N 35 Male Female
   40-60
(n = 159)
% (SD)
≥ 65
(n = 89)
% (SD)
40-60
(n = 15)
% (SD)
≥ 65
(n = 26)
% (SD)
Symptoms Scales Pain 22 (22) 21 (25) 26 (21) 20 (18)
  Swallowing 22 (28) 23 (28) 16 (20) 19 (25)
  Senses Problems 20 (28) 20 (30) 22 (30) 20 (29)
  Speech Problems 27 (25) 29 (28) 35 (37) 18 (19)
  Trouble With Social Eating 19 (24) 24 (29) 22 (24) 19 (26)
  Trouble With Social Contact 14 (17) 15 (21) 17 (24) 11 (16)
  Less Sexuality 26 (32) 39 (34) 40 (39) 31 (40)
Single Items Teeth 27 (36) 33 (40) 33 (40) 27 (35)
  Opening Mouth 22 (30) 17 (30) 22 (27) 18 (25)
  Dry Mouth 42 (35) 42 (36) 36 (55) 47 (37)
  Sticky Saliva 33 (33) 37 (35) 29 (33) 33 (39)
  Coughing 29 (29) 25 (23) 13 (21) 14 (23)
  Felt Ill 20 (29) 16 (26) 24 (32) 20 (29)
  Pain killer 15 (17) 15 (17) 22 (1) 19 (17)
  Nutritional Supplements 4 (10) 4 (11) 9 (15) 3 (9)
  Feeding Tube 5 (12) 4 (11) 0 3 (9)
  Weight Loss 11 (16) 11 (16) 11 (16) 11 (16)
  Weight Gain 8 (15) 6 (12) 11 (16) 3(9)