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Table 3 Comparison of postoperative complications associated with postoperative CAR

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

Characteristics All (n = 322) CAR < 3.04 (n = 203) CAR ≥ 3.04 (n = 119) P value
Overall, n (%)a, c 85 (26.4) 32 (15.8%) 53 (44.5%) < 0.001
Grades I or II, n (%)a, c 56 (17.4) 20 (9.9%) 36 (30.3%) < 0.001
Grade III or greater, n (%)a, c 29 (9.0) 12 (5.9%) 17 (14.3%) 0.011
Postoperative stay (days)b 15.4 ± 7.8 14.5 ± 5.6 17.1 ± 10.3 0.003
  1. CAR C-reactive protein to albumin ratio
  2. aClavien-Dindo’s classification of surgical complication
  3. bValues are expressed as the mean ± SD
  4. cValues are expressed as n (%)