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Table 5 Cause of death

From: The pretreatment Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score is an independent prognostic factor in patients with resectable thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: results from a retrospective study

  Low-CONUT
(n = 168)
High-CONUT
(n = 17)
p value
Total 65 (38.7 %) 12 (70.6 %)  
Primary disease 35 (20.8 %) 8 (47.1 %) 0.015
Other disease 21 (12.5 %) 2 (11.8 %) 1.000*
Other cancer 7 (4.2 %) 1 (5.9 %) 0.545*
Postoperative complications 2 (1.2 %) 1 (5.9 %) 0.252*
  1. *Fisher’s exact test