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Table 1 Characteristics of patients of the 4 nutrition groups categorized based on NRI

From: Exploring the malnutrition status and impact of total parenteral nutrition on the outcome of patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer

  Total patients Nourished (n = 96) Mildly malnourished (n = 122) Moderately malnourished (n = 101) Severely Malnourished (n = 96) P value
Age (years, median, range) 50 (25–75) 54.5 (25–75) 46 (25–75) 54 (25–74) 45 (26–75) 0.002
Surgical FIGO stage 0.08
 Stage 3 (n, %) 348 (83.9%) 81 (84.4%) 102 (83.6%) 84 (83.2%) 81 (84.4%)  
 Stage 4 (n, %) 67 (16.1%) 15 (15.6) 20 (16.4%) 17 (16.8%) 15 (15.6%)  
Histology 0.998
 Serous (n, %) 330 (79.5%) 77 (80.2%) 97 (79.5%) 81 (80.2%) 75 (78.1%)  
 Endometrioid (n, %) 48 (11.6%) 11 (11.5%) 16 (13.1%) 9 (8.9%) 12 (12.5%)  
 Mixed (n, %) 15 (3.6%) 3 (3.1%) 4 (3.3%) 5 (5.0%) 3 (3.1%)  
 Clear cell (n, %) 12 (2.9%) 3 (3.1%) 3 (2.5%) 3 (3.0%) 3 (3.1%)  
 Other (n, %) 10 (2.4%) 2 (2.1%) 2 (1.6%) 3 (3.0%) 3 (3.1%)  
Cytoreduction 0.51
 Optimal (n, %) 350 (84.3%) 83 (86.5%) 105 (86.1%) 80 (79.2%) 82 (85.4%)  
 Sub-optimal (n, %) 65 (15.7%) 13 (13.5%) 17 (13.9%) 21 (20.8%) 14 (14.6%)  
 Days to flatus (median, range) 7 (4–10) 7.5 (4–10) 7 (4–10) 7 (4–10) 6.5 (4–10) 0.472
 Days of hospitalization (median, range) 12 (5–20) 12 (5–20) 12 (5–20) 13 (5–20) 13 (5–20) 0.52
 Serum albumin (g/L) (median, range) 4 (1–6) 5.1 (4–6) 4.6 (3–6) 3 (1–5) 2.45 (1–4) < 0.001
 BMI at admission (median, range) 23.9 (16–40) 27.05 (16.3–39.8) 27.8 (16.1–40) 22.9 (16.1–29.8) 20 (16–25) < 0.001
 BMI after surgery (median, range) 23.6 (15.2–35) 25.05 (15.2–35) 26.4 (16.1–33) 23.7 (15.2–30) 21.05 (16–26) < 0.001
 NRI at admission (median, range) 97.7 (75.1–108) 104.75 (100–108) 98.8 (97.5–100) 91 (83.5–97.4) 80.1 (75.1–83.3) < 0.001
 PFS (days, median, range) 89 (10–200) 108 (23–200) 108.5 (20–179) 86 (10–150) 67.5 (10–120) < 0.001
 OS (days, median, range) 227 (83–396) 247.5 (102–396) 237 (104–380) 224 (100–328) 204.5 (83–298) < 0.001