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Table 2 Basic clinical information stratified by nutritional status

From: The correlation between skeletal muscle index of the L3 vertebral body and malnutrition in patients with advanced lung cancer

Factor PG-SGA A PG-SGA B PG-SGA C t* p* t# p#
n = 30 n = 54 n = 26
Age 63.46 ± 10.01 60.42 ± 8.76 55.03 ± 10.40 −2.422 0.018 −3.085 0.003
PA 145.67 ± 82.49 184.44 ± 84.80 221.53 ± 59.24 2.265 0.027 3.989 < 0.001
ALB 39.00 ± 2.49 39.38 ± 4.69 39.00 ± 2.49 −.0457 0.649 1.709 0.096
BMI 22.50 ± 3.33 24.04 ± 2.64 23.52 ± 3.14 −0.772 0.442 1.176 0.245
PhA 4.79 ± 0.99 5.31 ± 0.69 6.10 ± 0.78 4.572 < 0.001 5.417 < 0.001
NLR 4.07 ± 3.34 3.09 ± 1.47 2.47 ± 0.92 −1.683 0.097 −2.193 0.037
PLR 189.42 ± 118.40 182.45 ± 112.86 143.04 ± 48.72 −1.460 0.149 −1.742 0.091
L3 SMI 27.40 ± 4.25 38.19 ± 6.17 47.96 ± 5.02 7.022 < 0.001 16.573 < 0.001
  1. PA prealbumin, ALB albumin, BMI Body mass index, PhA phase angle, NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, PLR platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, L3 SMI L3 skeletal muscle index, PG-SGA the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment
  2. * The reference category was PG-SGA Group C, and the analysis category was PG-SGA Group B
  3. # The reference category was PG-SGA Group C, and the analysis category was PG-SGA Group A