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Table 1 Patients’ general characteristics

From: Comparison between better and poorly differentiated locally advanced gastric cancer in preoperative chemotherapy: a retrospective, comparative study at a single tertiary care institute

  Better differentiated group (n= 16) Poorly differentiated group (n= 16) P
Male:female 9:7 11:5 0.465
Average age (years) 53.80 ± 4.21 52.50 ± 4.67 0.522
Average body mass index 35.24 ± 5.35 36.10 ± 7.23 0.705
Degree of differentiation:
Well 4   
Moderate 12   
Lower   6  
Undifferentiated   10  
Preoperative tumor-node-metastasis stage:
III 12 13 0.669
IV 4 3 0.059
Mean number of chemotherapy cycles 2.8 ± 0.75 3.4 ± 0.50