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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics, tumor location, length of hospital stay, nutritional status and presence of cachexia and dynapenia in hospitalized cancer patients

From: Presence of dynapenia and association with anthropometric variables in cancer patients

Variable (n = 158) Total
Age (mean ± SD) 59.5 ± 14.0
Min-Max 20–88
Stage of life n (%)
 Adult 69 (43.7)
 Elderly 89 (56.3)
Gender
 Male 81 (51.3)
 Female 77 (48.7)
Color
 Non-white 93 (58.9)
 White 65 (41.1)
Tumor Location
 Lower GIT 53 (33.5)
 Attached glands 39 (24.7)
 Upper GIT 27 (17.1)
 Othersa 39 (24.7)
Length of hospital stay
 ≤ 7 days 86 (54,4)
 > 7 days 72 (45,6)
PG-SGA
 Well nourished (A) 64 (40.5)
 Moderately malnourished (B) 64 (40.5)
 Severely malnourished (C) 30 (19.0)
Presence of Cachexia
 Yes 57 (36.1)
 No 101 (63.9)
Dynapenia
 Yes 37 (23.4)
 No 121 (76.6)
  1. aOthers (corresponding to cancers with a low prevalence within the sample): 6.33%: lung and thorax cancer; 3.80%: hematological cancer; 3.16%: skin cancer; 1.89%: cancer of unknown behavior; 1.26%: ovarian cancer; 0.63%: stromal gastrointestinal cancer; 0.63%: bladder cancer; 0.63%: cervical cancer; 0.63%: ganglion cancer; 0.63%: parotid gland cancer; 0.63%: breast cancer; 0.63%: mediastinal cancer; 0.63%: cancer from other locations; 0.63%: peritoneum cancer; 0.63%: pleural cancer; 0.63%: connective tissue cancer; 0.63%: thyroid cancer; 0.63%: submandibular cancer. PG-SGA: Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment
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