Table 3

Patient demographics

Controls Mild/moderate malnutrition Severe malnutrition
Number of patients222011
Age (y)68 (60–79)71 (60–77)70 (61–73)
M:F 15:713:78:3
Neoplastic disease (n)191411
Gastro-oesophageal carcinoma (n)12129
Pancreatic carcinoma (n)100
Colorectal carcinoma (n)610
Other neoplastic (n)012
Plasma albumin (g/l)39 (33–41)36 (33–40)31 (25–34)5-160
Nutritional risk index (NRI)99 (90–102)90 (86–96)81 (70–86)5-160
  • Values are medians, with interquartile range in parentheses.

  • 5-160 p < 0.01, Kruskal Wallis test.