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Table 2 Patient and treatment related characteristics at baseline and FU

From: Long term cerebral and vascular complications after irradiation of the neck in head and neck cancer patients: a prospective cohort study: study rationale and protocol

Characteristic n = 65
Demografics  
Male (%) 60
Age at baseline, years (mean, SD) 54.3 (13.3)
Follow-up post RT, years (mean, SD) 6.7 (1.2)
Age at FU, years (mean, SD) 61.2 (13.4)
Cancer diagnosis (%)  
Larynxcarcinoma 45
Parotidcarcinoma 14
Pleiomorphic parotid adenoma 15
Nasopharynxcarcinoma 2
Oropharynxcarcinoma 17
Hypopharynxcarcinoma 2
Lymphoma 6
Radiotherapy (%)  
Bilateral 63
Unilateral 37
CV risk factors at baseline (%)  
Smoking  
 Current smoker or stopped < 3 years ago 51
 Former smoker or stopped > 3 years ago 23
 Never smoked 25
Hypertension 26
Diabetes mellitus 5
Hypercholesterolemia 9
Obesity 8
Number CV risk factors at baseline‡ (%)  
0 32
1 43
≥2 25
CV risk factors at FU (%)  
Smoking  
 Current smoker or stopped < 3 years ago 22
 Former smoker or stopped > 3 years ago 59
 Never smoked 20
Hypertension 69
Diabetes mellitus 11
Hypercholesterolemia 39
Obesity 12
Migraine 11
Family history of CV diseases 20
Vascular diseases in the past (%)  
Angina Pectoris 5
Atrial Fibrillation 11
Acute Myocardial Infarction 3
Peripheral arterial disease 2
Weight circumference, cm (mean, SD) 95.5 (16.6)
Number CV risk factors at FU* (%)  
0 9
1 28
≥2 63
  1. ‡Cerebrovascular (CV) risk factors at baseline consists of hypertension diabetes, hypercholostrolemia, overweight and current smoking.
  2. *Cerebrovascular (CV) risk factors at FU consists of hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, overweight, current smoking, migraine, family history of vascular disease and Atrial Fibrillation (AF). NA = Not Answered.