Table 1.

Patient and tumor characteristics for the whole group

All patients151
Sex, (%)
    Male107 (71)
    Female44 (29)
Erythropoietin, (%)
    High89 (59)
    Low50 (33)
    Unavailable12 (8)
Erythropoietin receptor, (%)
    High59 (39)
    Low87 (58)
    Unavailable5 (3)
T stage, (%)
    I26 (17)
    II36 (24)
    III28 (19)
    IV61 (40)
N stage, (%)
    055 (36)
    I31 (21)
    II57 (38)
    III8 (5)
Subsite, (%)
    Hypopharynx20 (13)
    Larynx33 (22)
    Oral cavity51 (34)
    Oropharynx47 (31)
Smoking, (%)
    Yes135 (89)
    No16 (11)
Pretreatment Hb, (%)
    ≤11.020 (13)
    >11.0126 (83)
    Unknown5 (3)
Outcome, (%)
    Alive, disease-free71 (47)
    Alive with disease4 (3)
    Cancer death55 (36)
    Death other cause21 (14)