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Table 3 Experience of oral mucositis by risk indicators as count (percentage) weight loss

From: Risk factors for oral mucositis in paediatric oncology patients receiving alkylant chemotherapy

  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Yes 142 (58.9) 43 (44.8)
No 95 (39.5) 53 (55.2)
χ2 Mantel-Haenszel = 6.31 p = 0.01
Anorexia
  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Grade 0 5 (2.1) 14 (14.6)
Grade 1 22 (9.1) 31 (32.3)
Grade 2 99 (41.1) 32 (33.3)
Grade 3 115 (47.7) 12 (12.5)
χ2 = 68.01 p < 0.001
Viral infections
  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Yes 40 (16.8) 10 (10.5)
No 198 (83.2) 85 (89.5)
χ2 Mantel-Haenszel = 2.09 p = 0.15
Bacterial infections
  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Yes 236 (97.8) 78 (81.3)
No 5 (2.1) 18 (18.8)
χ2 Mantel-Haenszel = 29.93 p < 0.001
Vomiting
  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Grade 0 36 (14.9) 33 (34.4)
Grade 1 60 (24.9) 31 (32.3)
Grade 2 99 (41.1) 16 (16.7)
Grade 3 46 (19.1) 8 (8.3)
χ2 = 31.73 p < 0.001
Central nervous system complications
  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Yes 23 (9.5) 5 (5.2)
No 218 (90.5) 91 (94.8)
χ2 Mantel-Haenszel = 1.69 p = 0.19
Haemmorhage
  Group 1 (mucositis) n = 241 n (%) Group 2 (no mucositis) n = 96 n (%)
Yes 34 (14.1) 8 (8.3)
No 207 (85.9) 88 (91.7)
χ2 Mantel-Haenszel = 2.09 p = 0.15