Table 1: Characteristics of patients with mucosal melanoma of the head and neck identified in SEER 9 from 1987 to 2009.

# of patients% of total

Sex
 Male21547.6%
 Female23752.4%
Race
 White38384.7%
 Black245.3%
 Other*449.7%
 Unknown10.2%
Age
 0–1900.0%
 20–39224.9%
 40–545011.1%
 55–6912527.7%
 70–8419042.0%
 85+6514.4%
Site
 Nasal cavity23752.4%
 Paranasal sinuses8919.7%
 Middle ear20.4%
Total Sinonasal 32872.6%
 Oral cavity7817.3%
 Oropharynx132.9%
 Nasopharynx204.4%
 Parotid gland132.9%
Total Non-sinonasal 12427.4%

Total452

*Includes American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander.