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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of the Study Population Classified by nutritional status

From: PG-SGA SF in nutrition assessment and survival prediction for elderly patients with cancer

  Overall Non-malnutrition Malnutrition p value
n = 2724 n = 1866 n = 858  
Demographic and anthropometric data
 Gender,male 1778(65.3%) 1197(64.1%) 581(67.7%) 0.076
 Age,years 71.0(5.36) 70.6(5.15) 71.9(5.68) < 0.001
 Height,cm 163(8.05) 163(8.14) 163(7.86) 0.135
 Weight,kg 59.7(10.8) 61.2(10.6) 56.3(10.6) < 0.001
 BMI,kg/m2 22.5(3.53) 23.1(3.41) 21.1(3.40) < 0.001
   < 18.5 349 (12.8%) 155 (8.31%) 194 (22.6%)  
  18.5 ~ 24 1478 (54.3%) 979 (52.5%) 499 (58.2%) < 0.001
   > 24 897 (32.9%) 732 (39.2%) 165 (19.2%)  
 CC,cm 32.5(4.12) 33.1(4.01) 31.3(4.12) < 0.001
 HGS,kg 22.5(9.24) 23.4(8.91) 20.5(9.63) < 0.001
Risk factors and prior disease
 Chronic Disease,yes 126(4.63%) 80(4.29%) 46(5.36%) 0.254
 Smoking
  Never 1421(52.2%) 976(52.3%) 445(51.9%) 0.18
  Now 900(33.0%) 629(33.7%) 271(31.6%)
  Used 403(14.8%) 261(14.0%) 142(16.6%)
 Alcohol,yes 547(20.1%) 366(19.6%) 181(21.1%) 0.398
 Tumors
  Lung cancer 791(29.0%) 593(31.8%) 198(23.1%) < 0.001
  Digestive system cancer 1245(45.7%) 738(39.5%) 507(59.1%)
  Othersa 688(25.3%) 535(28.7%) 153(17.8%)
 Tumor stage
  I 298(10.9%) 243(13.0%) 55(6.41%) < 0.001
  II 642(23.6%) 467(25.0%) 175(20.4%)
  III 667(24.5%) 453(24.3%) 214(24.9%)
  IV 1117(41.0%) 703(37.7%) 414(48.3%)
 Surgery
  Never 978(35.9%) 642(34.4%) 336(39.2%) 0.015
  Used 1025(37.6%) 734(39.3%) 291(33.9%)
  Prepare 721(26.5%) 490(26.3%) 231(26.9%)
 Radiotherapy,yes 417(15.3%) 279(15.0%) 138(16.1%) 0.481
 Chemotherapy,yes 1455(53.4%) 1044(55.9%) 411(47.9%) < 0.001
 Immunotherapy,yes 133(4.88%) 103(5.52%) 30(3.50%) 0.029
Laboratory data
 Creatinine,μmol/L 74.5(33.9) 74.3(33.6) 74.9(34.6) 0.647
 A/G 1.34(0.33) 1.38(0.33) 1.25(0.31) < 0.001
 NLR ≥ 3 1173(43.1%) 694(37.2%) 479(55.8%) < 0.001
Assessment
 KPS,> 70 456(16.7%) 163(8.74%) 293(34.1%) < 0.001
  1. Values are mean(standard deviation) or n (%)
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, TSF Triceps Skin Fold, CC calf circumference, HGS hand grip strength, A/G Albumin globulin ratio, NLR Neutrophil To Lymphocyte Ratio, KPS Karnofsky Performance Status. Chronic Disease: with with one or more chronic conditions (including Hepatitis, or cirrhosis, or renal dialysis patients, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or pulmonary tuberculosis). Tumors, Othersa: Including breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, bladder cancer, prostatic cancer, and nasopharynx cancer