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Table 1 Characteristics of head and neck cancer survivors participating in a 12-week dietary intervention trial

From: Head and neck cancer survivors’ preferences for and evaluations of a post-treatment dietary intervention

Characteristic Total N (%)
Age: Mean ± SD [range], years 59 ± 8.2 [44–76]
Gender
 Male 19 (79.2)
 Female 5 (20.8)
Race
 Black/ African-American 3 (12.5)
 White/ Caucasian 20 (83.3)
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 (4.2)
Ethnicitya
 Non-Hispanic/Latino 23 (100)
Education
< High School 9 (37.5)
 Some college or more 15 (62.5)
Yearly household incomea
 (dollars/year)
  > $49,999 11 (47.8)
  $50,000 + 12 (52.2)
Tumor Site
 Hypopharynx 2 (8.3)
 Larynx 8 (33.4)
 Oral Cavity 4 (16.7)
 Oropharynx 9 (37.5)
 Unknown Primary 1 (4.2)
Cancer Stage
 Stage I 4 (16.6)
 Stage II 3 (12.5)
 Stage III 7 (29.2)
 Stage IV 10 (41.7)
Treatment
 No Radiation 6 (25.0)
 Radiation 18 (75.0)
Current marital status
 Married 16 (66.7)
 Single (never married) 8 (33.3)
Smoking Status
 Current 2 (8.3)
 Past 17 (70.1)
 Never 5 (20.8)
Baseline BMI: Mean ± SD [range], kg/m^2 28.1 ± 6.05 [18.5–40.6]
Follow-up BMI: Mean ± SD [range], kg/m^2 28.0 ± 5.87 [19.2–41]
  1. an = 23