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Table 2 The clinicopathological characteristics stratified by the CONUT score

From: Preoperative controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score as a predictor of long-term outcome after curative resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II-III gastric Cancer

  Low CONUT group High CONUT group P value
  (n = 480) (n = 217)  
Age (years)    0.070
  < 60 296 118  
  ≥ 60 184 99  
Sex    0.247
 Female 172 68  
 Male 308 149  
Tumor size (cm)    0.002
  < 5 261 91  
  ≥ 5 219 126  
Tumor location    0.062
 Lower third 183 99  
 Upper/Middle third 297 118  
Histological grade    0.053
 Well differentiated 56 37  
 Poorly differentiated 424 180  
Lauren histotype    0.403
 Intestinal 103 59  
 Diffuse / Mixed 221 107  
LVI    0.096
 Absent 362 106  
 Present 27 14  
pT stage    0.134
 pT1/2 45 13  
 pT3/4 435 204  
pN stage    0.010
 pN0/1 190 64  
 pN2/3 290 153  
Dissected lymph nodes    0.090
  ≤ 29 355 147  
  > 29 125 70  
TNM stage    0.324
 II 139 55  
 III 341 162  
Operation type    0.109
 Subtotal 332 163  
 Total/extended 148 54  
Complications    0.161
 No 375 159  
 Yes 105 58  
Performance status    0.527
 0 119 49  
 1/2 361 168  
BMI (Kg/m2)    0.009
  < 18.5 294 110  
 18.5≤ 186 107  
PNI    < 0.001
  ≥ 45 480 137  
  < 45 0 80  
Anemia    < 0.001
 No 378 110  
 Yes 102 107  
CEA    0.164
 Normal 381 162  
 Elevated 99 55  
CA19–9    0.633
 Normal 375 166  
 Elevated 105 51  
CA72–4    0.738
 Normal 364 161  
 Elevated 116 56  
  1. Abbreviations: CONUT controlling nutritional status, LVI lymphatic vessel infiltration, TNM tumor-node-metastasis staging, BMI body mass index, PNI prognostic nutritional index, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, CA carbohydrate antigen