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Table 3 Characteristics of the patients with locally advanced gastric cancer.

From: Association of IL-1beta gene polymorphism with cachexia from locally advanced gastric cancer

   Cachexia (n = 91) Non-cachexia (n = 123) P
Sex (M/F) 55/36 72/51 0.7793
Age (year) 55.5 ± 15.0 57.0 ± 13.5 0.4443
Serum albumin (g/L) 30.5 ± 4.7 36.3 ± 6.1 <0.001
Actual weight (kg) 55.1 ± 9.0 57.2 ± 6.3 0.0584
Anorexia (n) 39 46 0.4198
Carcinoma location Middle third 56 90 0.071
  Low third 35 33  
Carcinoma stage III 65 101 0.064
  IV 26 22  
  1. No significant difference was noted in sex and age.