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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients with oesophageal cancer

From: Advantages of McKeown minimally invasive oesophagectomy for the treatment of oesophageal cancer: propensity score matching analysis of 169 cases

Clinical characteristics MIE group (n=169) OE group (n=169) P
Sex    0.804
 Male 126 (74.6%) 124 (73.4%)  
 Female 43 (25.4%) 45 (26.6%)  
Age    0.229
 ≤ 49 16 (9.5%) 13 (7.7%)  
 50–59 46 (27.2%) 47 (27.8%)  
 60–69 89 (52.7%) 78 (46.2%)  
 70–79 18 (10.7%) 29 (17.2%)  
 ≥ 80 0 (0.0%) 2 (1.2%)  
Preoperative smoker    0.446
 Yes 79 (46.7%) 86 (50.9%)  
 No 90 (53.3%) 83 (49.1%)  
Tumour location (%)    0.967
 Upper 16 (9.5%) 17 (10.1%)  
 Mid 90 (53.3%) 91 (53.8%)  
 Lower 63 (37.3%) 61 (36.1%)  
Preoperative diet    0.109
 Solid 24 (14.2%) 20 (11.8%)  
 Semi-liquid 84 (49.7%) 96 (56.8%)  
 Total liquid 36 (21.3%) 41 (24.3%)  
 Water 25 (14.8%) 12 (7.1%)  
Comorbidity 37 (21.9%) 28 (16.6%) 0.214
 Hypertension 16 (9.5%) 11 (6.5%) 0.316
 Diabetes 6 (3.6%) 7 (4.1%) 0.777
 Coronary artery disease 5 (3.0%) 4 (2.4%) 1.000
 COPD 7 (4.1%) 4 (2.4%) 0.358
 Arrhythmia 2 (1.2%) 2 (1.2%) 0.174
 Liver cirrhosis 1 (0.6%) 0 (0.0%) 1.000
  1. COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease