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Table 2 Univariate analysis (Mann–Whitney U test and Fisher exact test) for the development of grade 1–2 chronic GI complications

From: Dose-volume histogram predictors of chronic gastrointestinal complications after radical hysterectomy and postoperative intensity modulated radiotherapy for early-stage cervical cancer

  Grade 0 Grade 1-2  
Variable No. No. P value
Age (y)    
  ≤48 31 17 0.815
  >48 25 11  
T-stage    
  T1 42 21 1.000
  T2 14 7  
N-stage    
  N0 50 23 0.494
  N1 6 5  
Histology    
  SCC 53 27 1.000
  Others 3 1  
Smoking    
  None 51 28 0.164
  Yes 5 0  
Diabetes    
  None 52 25 0.681
  Yes 4 3  
BMI (kg/m2)    
  ≤25 29 16 0.817
  >25 27 12  
Body position    
  Prone 56 22 0.001
  Supine 0 6  
RT total dose    
  50.4 Gy 54 21 0.005
  >50.4 Gy 2 7  
Concurrent chemotherapy    
  None 34 9 0.020
  Yes 22 19  
Chemotherapy regimens    
  Cisplatin 7 5 0.703
  Docetaxel 15 14  
  1. Abbreviations: GI = gastrointestinal; SCC = squamous cell carcinoma; BMI = body mass index; RT = radiation therapy.