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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of PN+ and PN- groups

From: The relationship between baseline nutritional status with subsequent parenteral nutrition and clinical outcomes in cancer patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Characteristic PN- (n = 29) PN+ (n = 31) P-value
Gender    
Males 5 (17.2%) 14 (45.2%) 0.02
Females 24 (82.8%) 17 (54.8%)  
Mean age at presentation (years) 50.3 50.3 0.99
Cancer site    
Colorectal 11 (37.9%) 13 (41.9%) 0.91
Gynecologic 8 (27.5%) 11 (35.4%)  
Appendix 5 (17.2%) 3 (9.7%)  
Peritoneal 3 (10.3%) 2 (6.5%)  
Others 2 (6.9%) 2 (6.5%)  
Treatment history    
Analytic 8 (27.6%) 5 (16.1%) 0.28
Non-analytic 21 (72.4%) 26 (83.9%)  
Preoperative SGA    
A 20 (69%) 13 (41.9%) 0.10
B 7 (24.1%) 15 (48.4%)  
C 2 (6.9%) 3 (9.7%)  
Mean PCI score 17.2 20.4 0.17
Length of CRS and HIPEC (minutes) 662 673 0.82
  1. Values in parenthesis are column percentages.