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Table 1 Characteristics of the two study groups

From: Improved oxidative status in major abdominal surgery patients after N-acetyl cystein supplementation

  Control group NAC group
  Male (n = 9) Female (n = 8) Male (n = 9) Female (n = 7)
Age (y) 60.44 ± 4.35 57.38 ± 3.58 56.56 ± 4.05 65.29 ± 5.49
BMI (kg/m2)a 20.05 ± 1.03 25.80 ± 1.45 20.99 ± 1.18 25.11 ± 0.79
Body fat (%)a 32.07 ± 2.65 44.44 ± 3.38 27.60 ± 4.05 42.81 ± 3.2
Body water (%)a 55.00 ± 3.98 46.90 ± 2.45 59.30 ± 3.47 48.20 ± 2.45
Fat-free mass (kg)a 38.93 ± 2.30 33.24 ± 2.82 43.44 ± 3.46 35.96 ± 3.87
Triceps skin fold thicknessa 6.93 ± 0.86 18.05 ± 1.45 8.27 ± 1.49 18.96 ± 2.07
Mid upper arm circumference (cm) 22.76 ± 0.84 22.80 ± 0.76 23.43 ± 1.22 23.79 ± 1.08
Nutritional risk index 92.70 ± 3.30 95.65 ± 3.68 92.41 ± 5.06 98.97 ± 2.55
Total length of stay (d) 23.11 ± 3.85 27.89 ± 3.85 30.88 ± 4.09 23.57 ± 4.37
Post-operation length of stay (d) 15.89 ± 6.15 19.44 ± 4.11 21.50 ± 5.19 11.29 ± 1.59
  1. Data presented as mean ± SEM.
  2. aSignificantly different between male and female participants in all groups (P < 0.001).