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Table 2 Baseline demographic and anamnestic parameters (ITT population)

From: Efficacy of a long-term home parenteral nutrition regimen containing fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: a single-centre, randomized, double blind study

Baseline Parameter Test group (MCT/LCT/FO-derived n-3 PUFAs) N = 21 Control group (MCT/LCT) N = 21 p-value
Age (years, mean ± SD) 55.8 ± 15.1 58 ± 13.0 0.6160
Male / Female (%) 66.7 / 33.3 57.1 / 42.9
Weight (kg, mean ± SD) 62.7 ± 12.3 63.2 ± 10.1 0.9001
Height (cm, mean ± SD) 170.6 ± 9.9 174.1 ± 9.7 0.2523
BMI (kg/m2, mean ± SD) 21.4 ± 2.6 20.8 ± 2.3 0.4041
Diseases within last 3 months before study start (%) 76.2 100 0.0478
Concomitant diseases at study start (%) 85.7 100 0.2317
Concomitant medication at study start (%) 100 95.2 1.000
Oncological disease (%) 52.4 61.9 0.7557
Chemotherapy during last year (%) 14.3 23.8 0.6965
Radiation therapy during last year (%) 0 9.5 0.4878
Other tumor therapy during last year (%) 19.0 14.3 1.000
Weight loss during the last three months (%) 42.9 47.6 1.000
Nicotine consumption (%) 38.1 33.3 1.000
Alcohol abuse (%) 4.8 0 1.000
Drug abuse (%) 0 0 NA
On diet (not specified) before study start (%) 0 4.8 1.000