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Table 2.

Characteristics SCCHN patients and control subjects

VariableCases (n = 57)
Controls (n = 63)
P*
No. (%)No. (%)
Age (y)    
    ≤55 24 (42) 25 (40)  
    >55 33 (58) 38 (60) 0.787 
Sex    
    Male 43 (75) 39 (62)  
    Female 14 (25) 24 (38) 0.112 
Ethnic group    
    African-American 3 (5) 3 (5)  
    Mexican-American 3 (5) 4 (6)  
    Non–Hispanic White 51 (90) 56 (89) 0.962 
Tobacco use    
    Yes 42 (74) 31 (49)  
    No 15 (26) 32 (51) 0.006 
Alcohol use    
    Yes 43 (75) 33 (52)  
    No 14 (25) 30 (48) 0.009 
VariableCases (n = 57)
Controls (n = 63)
P*
No. (%)No. (%)
Age (y)    
    ≤55 24 (42) 25 (40)  
    >55 33 (58) 38 (60) 0.787 
Sex    
    Male 43 (75) 39 (62)  
    Female 14 (25) 24 (38) 0.112 
Ethnic group    
    African-American 3 (5) 3 (5)  
    Mexican-American 3 (5) 4 (6)  
    Non–Hispanic White 51 (90) 56 (89) 0.962 
Tobacco use    
    Yes 42 (74) 31 (49)  
    No 15 (26) 32 (51) 0.006 
Alcohol use    
    Yes 43 (75) 33 (52)  
    No 14 (25) 30 (48) 0.009 
*

Calculated using two-sided χ2 test.

The question asked was, “Have you ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime?”

The question asked was, “Have you ever drunk alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 1 year or more?”

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