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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Serum fibrinogen levels are positively correlated with advanced tumor stage and poor survival in patients with gastric cancer undergoing gastrectomy: a large cohort retrospective study

Factor Variable No. of patients (%)
  Total number of patients 1196 (100.0)
Patient-related Gender  
   Male 885 (74.0)
   Female 311 (26.0)
  Age (years)  
   <40 72 (6.0)
   40–65 772 (64.6)
   ≥ 65 352 (29.4)
  Body mass index (kg/m2)  
   <18.5 623 (52.1)
   18.5–20 93 (7.8)
   20–24 284 (23.7)
   ≥ 24 196 (16.4)
  Comorbidity  
   No 1079 (90.2)
   Yes 117 (9.8)
  Family history  
   No 960 (80.3)
   Yes 236 (19.7)
  Fibrinogen (g/L)  
   ≤ 4 887 (78.3)
   >4 246 (21.7)
  Carcinoembryonic antigen  
   <5 348 (77.9)
   ≥ 5 99 (22.1)
  Carbohydrate antigen 19-9
   <37 1103 (92.2)
   ≥ 37 93 (7.8)
Tumor-related Tumor location  
   Lower 762 (63.8)
   Upper 184 (15.4)
   Medium 249 (20.8)
  Tumor size (cm)  
   <5 461 (38.6)
   ≥ 5 735 (61.4)
  Multi-organ involvement  
   No 1141 (95.4)
   Yes 55 (4.6)
  Multifocal  
   No 1079 (97.6)
   Yes 27 (2.4)
  Gross morphology  
   Flat 142 (11.9)
   Uplift 137 (11.4)
   Ulcerative 146 (12.2)
   Infiltration ulcerative 702 (58.7)
   Diffuse infiltration 69 (5.8)
  T stage  
   1 195 (16.3)
   2 180 (15.1)
   3 395 (33.0)
   4 426 (35.6)
  N stage  
   N0 452 (37.8)
   N1 196 (16.4)
   N2 244 (20.4)
   N3 304 (25.4)
  Metastasis  
   No 1121 (93.7)
   Yes 75 (6.3)
  TNM  
   1 205 (17.1)
   2 318 (26.6)
   3 599 (50.1)
   4 74 (6.2)
  Differentiation  
   Poor 513 (42.9)
   Medium 246 (20.6)
   Signet ring 34 (2.8)
   Mucus 47 (3.9)
   Papillary 8 (0.7)
   Mixed or other 348 (29.1)
Operation-related Operation time (in min.)  
   ≤ 150 616 (51.5)
   >150 580 (48.5)
  Mode of lymph node dissection
   Radical 856 (71.6)
   Non-radical 250 (20.9)
   Palliative 90 (7.5)
  Cleared lymph node number
   <15 667 (55.8)
   ≥ 15 529 (44.2)
  Intraoperative blood loss (ml)
   ≤ 200 977 (81.7)
   >200 219 (18.3)
  Blood transfusion  
   No 901 (75.3)
   Yes 295 (24.7)