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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of GC patients with SPCs or not

From: Preoperative albumin-to-fibrinogen ratio predicts severe postoperative complications in elderly gastric cancer subjects after radical laparoscopic gastrectomy

Parameters SPCs P-value
No (n = 313) Yes (n = 52)
Age (year) 72.3 ± 5.7 77.6 ± 6.3 < 0.001*
Gender, n (%)    0.449
 Male 238 37
 Female 75 15
BMI (kg/m2) 21.2 ± 2.1 20.9 ± 1.9 0.331
Comorbidities, n (%)   
 Hypertension 38 13 0.013*
 Diabetes 27 10 0.019*
 Hyperlipidaemia 22 7 0.122
Heavy drinkers, n (%) 26 7 0.230
Current smokers, n (%) 33 10 0.072
ASA grade, n (%)    0.015*
 I/II 247 33
 III/IV 66 19
Abdominal surgery history, n (%) 26 7  
Tumor location, n (%)    0.449
 Cardia 32 6
 Pylorus 201 28
 Corpus 67 14
 Total 13 4
Histologic type    0.177
 Differentiated 221 30
 Undifferentiated 33 8
 Signet-ring cell carcinoma 59 14
Pathological type    0.210
 Ulcerative 273 42
 Non-ulcerative 40 10
Tumor size (cm) 4.3 ± 1.9 4.5 ± 2.1 0.489
Extent of resection    0.741
 Distal gastrectomy 185 32
 Total gastrectomy 128 20
T stage    0.876
 Tis/T1/T2 130 21
 T3/T4 183 31
N stage    0.952
 N0 101 17
 N1/N2/N3 212 35
TNM stage    0.654
 I 77 11
 II 89 13
 III 147 28
Operation time (min) 234.6 ± 31.3 245.7 ± 38.2 0.023*
Estimated blood loss (mL) 187.9 ± 78.8 217.2 ± 70.6 0.012*
Intraoperative fluid utilization (mL) 1910.3 ± 245.3 2014.3 ± 306.4 0.007*
Perioperative blood transfusion, n (%) 105 16 0.694
Time to first flatus (d) 2.9 ± 0.7 3.0 ± 0.9 0.362
Time to ambulation (d) 2.1 ± 0.7 2.2 ± 0.6 0.332
Time to first liquid intake (d) 3.9 ± 1.1 4.0 ± 1.3 0.555
Time to first soft intake (d) 5.4 ± 1.3 5.3 ± 1.5 0.616
  1. P-values were calculated by Chi-square test, Fisher exact test, Mann-Whitney U or t test
  2. GC Gastric cancer, SPCs Severe postoperative complications, BMI Body mass index, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists
  3. *P value< 0.05