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Table 3 Comparison of patient characteristics by intubation status

From: A data review of airway management in patients with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer: a single-institution experience

Characteristic DTI N (%) Non-DTI N (%) P value
Sex    0.42
 Female 9 (16.1) 47 (83.9)  
 Male 49 (12.3) 351 (87.8)
Body mass index (kg/m2)    0.23
  ≤ 18.5 3 (17.6) 14 (82.4)  
 18.6–25.0 32 (14.7) 185 (85.3)
 25.1–30.0 19 (12.3) 136 (87.7)
 30.1–35.0 2 (4.1) 47 (95.9)
 35.1–40.0 1 (6.7) 14 (93.3)
  ≥ 40.1 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7)
HNRT    0.73
 No 31 (13.2) 203 (86.8)  
 Yes 27 (12.2) 195 (87.8)
Mallampati score    0.032
 1 4 (6.5) 58 (93.5)  
 2 19 (9.5) 182 (90.5)
 3 22 (17.1) 107 (82.9)
 4 11 (19.6) 45 (80.4)
Mallampati score (1/2 vs. 3/4)    0.004
 1/2 23 (8.7) 240 (91.3)  
 3/4 33 (17.8) 152 (82.2)
Mouth opening    0.53
 Full 44 (12.3) 314 (87.7)  
 Limited 14 (14.7) 81 (85.3)
Edentulous    0.42
 Yes 10 (10.3) 87 (89.7)  
 No 48 (13.4) 310 (86.6)
Neck movement    0.066
 Full range 44 (11.5) 337 (88.5)  
 Restricted 14 (19.4) 58 (80.6)
Cancer stage    0.58
 T1 8 (9.6) 75 (90.4)  
 T2 23 (15.1) 129 (84.9)
 T3 10 (11.4) 78 (88.6)
 T4 11 (10.8) 91 (89.2)
  1. Abbreviations: DTI difficult tracheal intubation, HNRT head and neck radiation therapy
  2. Row percentages are provided