Table 2: Anomalous cell frequency in buccal mucosa exfoliated cells (/1000 cells) of HNC patients and healthy controls.

Controls Cases
Mean ± SDRangeMedian5–95th percentilesMean ± SDRangeMedian5–95th percentiles

Anomalies
 MNC 0–91.370.51–7.20 * 2–144.332.03–11.70
 BNC 1–83.000.99–7.10 * 1–165.002.76–13.05

SD: standard deviation; MN: cells with micronuclei; BN: binucleated cells.
Significantly different compared with the control group, .