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Table 2 The association of postoperative mortality and morbidity in patients grouped by albumin level before propensity score matching

From: Preoperative malnutrition with mild hypoalbuminemia associated with postoperative mortality and morbidity of colorectal cancer: a propensity score matching study

Postop outcomes Albumin (g/dl) OR (95% CI) P value
< 3.5 and > =3.0 (n = 5230) > = 3.5 (n = 21,310)
30-day mortality 196(3.7) 248(1.2) 3.31(2.74–4.00) < 0.001
Stroke 40(0.8) 55(0.3) 2.98(1.98–4.48) < 0.001
DVT 142(2.7) 239(1.1) 2.46(2.00–3.04) < 0.001
Ventilator> 48 h 183(3.5) 319(1.5) 2.39(1.98–2.87) < 0.001
Septic shock 159(3) 280(1.3) 2.36(1.93–2.87) < 0.001
Transfusion 991(18.9) 2009(9.4) 2.25(2.07–2.44) < 0.001
Re-intubation 177(3.4) 365(1.7) 2.01(1.68–2.41) < 0.001
Pneumonia 211(4) 457(2.1) 1.92(1.63–2.27) < 0.001
PRI 70(1.3) 163(0.8) 1.76(1.33–2.33) < 0.001
Deep SSI 113(2.2) 302(1.4) 1.54(1.24–1.91) < 0.001
Sepsis 245(4.7) 715(3.4) 1.42(1.22–1.64) < 0.001
UTI 217(4.1) 646(3) 1.39(1.18–1.62) < 0.001
Return to OR 353(6.7) 1068(5) 1.37(1.21–1.55) < 0.001
Superficial SSI 430(8.2) 1411(6.6) 1.26(1.13–1.41) < 0.001
ARF 49(0.9) 116(0.5) 1.73(1.24–2.42) 0.001
PE 71(1.4) 180(0.8) 1.62(1.23–2.13) 0.001
CPR 44(0.8) 103(0.5) 1.75(1.23–2.49) 0.002
MI 63(1.2) 163(0.8) 1.58(1.18–2.12) 0.002
Wound disruption 85(1.6) 259(1.2) 1.34(1.05–1.72) 0.019
Organ SSI 216(4.1) 869(4.1) 1.01(0.87–1.18) 0.865
  1. Values in parentheses are percentage
  2. DVT deep vein thrombosis, PRI progressive renal insufficiency, SSI surgical site infection, UTI urinary tract infection, OR operating room, ARF acute renal failure, PE pulmonary embolism, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, MI myocardial infarction