Table 3: The average anomalous cells in buccal mucosa exfoliated cells in HNC patients and healthy controls, by gender and age variables.

Anomalous cell (mean ± SD/1000 cells)
MNBN
ControlsCasesControlsCases

Gender
 Male ** *
 Female ** *
value0.040NSNSNS
Age (year)
 ≤55 ** **
 >55 ** **
valueNSNS0.0120.013

Significantly different compared with the control group, .
*Significantly different compared with the control group, .
NS: nonsignificant.