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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients

From: Differences in routine laboratory parameters related to cachexia between patients with hematological diseases and patients with solid tumors or heart failure – is there only one cachexia?

Characteristic Hematological Non-hematological p-value
Number 55 64  
Age years (mean; SD) 56.85 (+/−14.58) 67.75 (+/−13.03) p < 0.0001*
Men 37 (67%) 39 (61%) NS
Cachectic (n/%) 15/27 27/35 NS
Lost body weight in kg in cachectic patients (mean; SD) 10.15 (+/−6.39) 11.51 (+/−7.25) NS
Period of body weight loss in cachectic patients in months (mean; SD) 11.69 (+/−10.69) 14.53 (+/−17.93) NS
  1. Abbreviations: n = number, SD = standard deviation, kg = kilograms.