Table 17Comparison of demographic data and tobacco and alcohol use information for patients with and without tonsillar malignancy (Beaty et al, 1998(231))

Patients without malignancyPatients with malignancyP Values
Mean age (yr)28.454.4<.001
Men210 (49%)17 (68%)NS
Women218 (51%)8 (32%)NS
Smokers87 (20.3)10 (40%)<.05
Alcohol abuse29 (6.8%)11 (44%)<.001

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