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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features of patients

From: Postoperative C-reactive protein/albumin ratio as a novel predictor for short-term complications following gastrectomy of gastric cancer

Characteristic N = 322 Characteristic N = 322
Age (years) 62.3 ± 9.9 CRP on POD 3 (mg/L) 96.7 ± 59.5
Gender (n)   ALB on POD 3 (g/L) 32.9 ± 3.6
 Male 232 ASA ≥ 3 171
 Female 90 Clinical stage I/II/III/IV 101/58/148/15
BMI (kg/m2) 23.0 ± 3.3 Mode of surgical approach (n, %)  
Comorbidities (n)    Laparoscopic 22
 Diabetes mellitus 20  Open 300
 Hypertension 111 Type of resection (n, %)  
Preoperative serum albumin (g/L) 38.6 ± 3.2  Distal gastrectomy 114
Preoperative hemoglobin (g/L) 123.1 ± 25.2  Proximal gastrectomy 38
Preoperative CRP (g/L) 6.2 ± 10.4  Total gastrectomy 170
CA 19–9 (ng/ml)   Degree of lymph node dissection (D) ≥ 2 246
 ≥ 37 60 Operation time (min) 236.7 ± 65.7
 < 37 262 Blood loss (ml) 229.6 ± 145.5
CEA (ng/ml)   Postoperative complications (Clavien-Dindo)  
 ≥ 5 39  Grades I and II 56
 < 5 283  ≥ Grade III 29
Lymphocyte count (×109/L)   Postoperative stay (days) 15.4 ± 7.8
 ≥ 3 13   
 < 3 309   
  1. BMI body mass index, CA 19–9 carbohydrate antigen 19–9, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, CRP C-reactive protein, POD postoperative day, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists, ALB albumin