Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with brain tumour and controls

Brain tumour patients (n=57)Control patients (n=24)
Males 30 11
Females 27 13
Age 39.95 (11.80) 49.29 (16.58)
Education 10.09 (4.2)  7.75 (3.04)
Married 40 16
Unmarried 17  8
Disease duration (months) 37.05 (54.36) 81.42 (86.33)
 (3–84) (3–300)
Tumour type:
 Neuroepithelial tumour 10
 Anaplastic oligodendroglioma  2
 Anaplastic astrocytoma 37
 Glioblastoma  8
Tumour location:
 Anterior right hemisphere 15
 Posterior right hemisphere  9
 Anterior left hemisphere 11
 Posterior left hemisphere  8
 Midline 12
 Subtentorial  2
Surgery:
 Biopsy 10
 Resection 47
  • Values in parentheses are SD.