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Table 1 Factors with a potential influence on surgical and general complications, as well as on the perioperative mortality rate after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma: univariate analysis (p values).

From: Morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma: A risk analysis

  Surgical complications General Complications Perioperative Mortality
Preoperative factors:    
- Age 0.8996 0.0073* 0.1349
- Sex 0.7367 0.3396 0.5658
- BMI 0.3710 0.1200 0.0719
- ASA 0.3992 0.0076* 0.0274*
- Nutritional status 0.5093 0.1897 0.2223
- Cardiovascular PD 0.7803 0.0171* 0.0172*
- Pulmonary PD 0.2910 0.0405* 0.0059*
- Hepatopathy 0.1696 0.0282* 0.0165*
- Diabetes mellitus 0.8218 0.0635 0.9430
Intraoperative factors:    
- Tumor location 0.0194* 0.0156* 0.0391*
- Surgical procedure 0.0116* 0.0001* 0.0057*
- Packed erythrocyte transfusion 0.1045 0.0006* 0.0022*
Tumor characteristics:    
- Tumor size 0.5041 0.1595 0.1502
- R-classification 0.5573 0.3372 0.0439*
- T-category 0.2017 0.0072* 0.0036*
- N-category 0.6805 0.9928 0.0584
- M-category 0.0621 0.8128 0.4359
  1. *statistically significant