Table 1: Characteristics of patients with colon cancer

 

Cachexia (n = 50)

Non-cachexia (n = 50)

p

Gender (M/ F)

20/30

27/23

0.161a

Age (years)

58.5±12.0b

60.0±13.5

0.719c

Serum albumin (g/ L)

27.5±4.4

34.3±5.5

< 0.05c

Actual weight (kg)

53.4±8.6

57.6±5.3

0.632c

Anorexia (n)

17

23

0.221a

Carcinoma location

 

 

0.723a

 ascending colon

15 (30%)

14 (28%)

 

 transverse colon

12 (24%)

10 (20%)

 

 descending colon

11 (22%)

  16 (32%)

 

 sigmoid colon

12 (24%)

  10 (20%)

 

a Pearson’s χ2-test. mean ± SD (all such values). c two-sample t-test.

Zhang et al.Journal of Cancer Therapeutics and Research  2012 1:19DOI : 10.7243/2049-7962-1-19