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Table 2 Forward-selected Cox-regression identified increased T-status (T3/4) and lymph node positivity (N+) being associated with a 2.2 and 1.9-fold risk of disease associated deaths, while symptom duration did not impact survival. CI: confidence interval; HR: hazard ratio

From: Mono-institutional retrospective cohort analysis of the insurance status dependent access to ENT-professionals and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

  p-value HR 95%-CI
Symptom duration
 <8 weeks vs. 8-12 weeks 0.37 0.9 0.6-1.1
 8-12 weeks vs. >12 weeks 0.59 1.1 0.8-1.6
T1/2 vs. T3/4 <0.0001 2.2 1.6-3.1
N0 vs. N+ <0.0001 1.9 1.3-2.2