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Table 1 Characteristics of 178 NPC patients

From: Protein tyrosine kinase 6 is associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma poor prognosis and metastasis

Characteristic Nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients (N=178) %
Sex  
 Female 45 (25.3)
 Male 133 (74.7)
Age (years)  
 Median (range) 46 (19–75)
 ≤46 99 (55.6)
 ≤46 79 (44.4)
Follow-up time (months)  
 Median (range) 56 (3–89)
Tumor size  
 T1+T2 58 (32.6)
 T3+T4 120 (67.4)
Lymphoid nodal states  
 N0-1 92 (51.7)
 N2-3 86 (48.3)
Clinical stage  
 I+II 33 (18.5)
 III+IV 145 (81.5)
Local-regional relapse  
 Yes 23 (12.9)
 No 155 (87.1)
Metastasis  
 Yes 33 (18.5)
 No 145 (81.5)
WHO histological classification  
 NKUC 170 (95.5)
 NKDC 8 (4.5)
OS rate (%)  
 5-year 53.9
  1. Abbreviations NPC nasopharyngeal carcinoma, WHO World Health Organization, NKUC non-keratinizing undifferentiated carcinoma, NKDC non-keratinizing differentiated carcinoma, OS overall survival.