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Table 1 Descriptive statistics in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle and controls

From: Influence of taste disorders on dietary behaviors in cancer patients under chemotherapy

Variable Cases
(n= 30)
Controls
(n= 30)
p
Gender    
   Male 53% 40% 0.3
   Female 47% 60%  
Age (years)
(mean ± SD)
56.0 ± 15 49.4 ± 11 0.07
BMI 21.6 ± 1.4 25.1 ± 0.9 0.02
Calories/day 1,830 ± 732 1,621 ± 717 0.26
Proteins (g/day) 69 ± 42 57.4 ± 26 0.21
Carbohydrates (g/day) 221 ± 88 202.5 ± 105 0.46
Fat (g/day) 75.9 ± 33 63 ± 36 0.15
Zinc (mg/day) 15.3 ± 7.9 16.7 ± 10 0.56
Alcohol (g/day) 1.06 ± 0.6 1.18 ± 0.9 0.82
Caffeine
(g/day)
59 ± 66 146.8 ± 230 0.61*
Smoking 3% 16.6% 0.19
  1. BMI = body mass index
  2. *Mann-Whitney U test. SD, Standard deviation