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Table 1 Demographic information of this study participants

From: Effectiveness of zinc chloride mouthwashes on oral mucositis and weight of patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy

Demographic variables Zinc chloride group
N (%)
Placebo group
N (%)
χ2
p value
Age 23–33 9 (18.75) 6 (12.50) χ2 = 2.71, p = . 912*
34–44 15 (31.25) 14 (29.17)
45–55 19 (39.58) 19 (39.58)
56–66 5 (10.41) 9 (18.75)
Gender Female 23 (47.91) 22 (45.84) χ2 = 3.31, p = 901*
Male 25 (52.09) 26 (54.16)
Marital status Single 13 (27.09) 11 (22.91) χ2 = 3.89, p = .823*
Married 35 (72.91) 77.09 (37)
Education Illiterate 5 (10.41) 5 (10.41) χ2 = 3.21, p = .863**
Primary 7 (14.58) 6 (12.50)
Diploma 26 (54.16) 28 (58.33)
Bachelor 5 (10.41) 6 (12.50)
Master degree and higher 5 (10.41) 3 (6.25)
Cancer type Liver 7 (14.58) 9 (18.75) χ2 = 1.34, p = .832**
Stomach 6 (12.50) 8 (16.67)
Colon 6 (12.50) 5 (10.41)
Uterus 6 (12.50) 5 (10.41)
Breast 4 (8.34) 4 (8.34)
Kidney 7 (14.58) 6 (12.50)
Bladder 5 (10.41) 4 (8.34)
Lung 7 (14.58) 6 (12.50)
Job Self-employed 13 (27.09) 15 (31/25) χ2 = 1.91, p = .862*
Employee 14 (29.17) 13 (27.09)
Livestock and Farmer 14 (29.17) 15 (31.25)
Housewife 7 (14.58) 5 (10.41)
Number of decayed teeth 0 39 (81.25) 42 (87.50) χ2 = 2.53, p = . 634**
1 3 (6.25) 2 (4.16)
2 2 (4.16) 1 (2.08)
3 3 (6.25) 2 (4.16)
More than 3 1 (2.08) 1 (2.08)
History of oral and gingival disease Yes 5 (10.41) 3 (6.25) χ2 = 1.74, p = .761**
No 43 (89.59) 45 (93.75)
Chemotherapy regimens Fluorouracil 28 (58.34) 30 (62.50) χ2 = 1.14, p = .812*
Mitoxantrone 20 (41.66) 18 (37.50)
Weight Mean (SD) 67.89 (1.17) 68.24 (1.32) T = 2.53, p = .0.97***
  1. Values are expressed as no. (%)
  2. *Chi-square test
  3. **Fisher exact test
  4. ***Independent T test