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Table 2 Distribution of sociodemographic variables, tumor location, length of stay, nutritional status and cachexia according to the categories of dynapenia in hospitalized cancer patients

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

Variables (n = 158) Without dynapenia With dynapenia p value
Age (mean ± SD) 57.4 ± 13.6 66.6 ± 13.3 < 0.001
  n (%) n (%)  
Stage of life    0.002
 Adult 61 (88.4) 8 (11.6)  
 Elderly 60 (67.4) 29 (32.6)  
Gender    0.130
 Male 58 (71.6) 23 (28.4)  
 Female 63 (81.8) 14 (18.2)  
Color    0.027
 Non-white 77 (82.8) 16 (17.2)  
 White 44 (67.7) 21 (32.2)  
Tumor location    0.566
 Lower GIT 40 (75.5) 13 (24.5)  
 Attached glands 28 (7.8) 11 (28.2)  
 Upper GIT 20 (74.1) 7 (25.9)  
 Othersa 33 (84.6) 6 (15.4)  
Length of hospital stay    0.236
 ≤ 7 days 69 (80.2) 17 (19.8)  
 > 7 days 52 (72.2) 20 (27.8)  
PG-SGA    0.308
 Well nourished (A) 46 (71.9) 18 (28.1)  
 Moderately malnourished (B) 53 (82.8) 11 (17.2)  
 Severely malnourished (C) 22 (73.3) 8 (26.7)  
Cachexia    0.518
 Yes 79 (78.2) 22 (21.8)  
 No 42 (73.7) 15 (26.3)  
  1. GIT: gastrointestinal tract. Student’s t-test; 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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