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Table 2 The clinical demographics and outcome in patients with weak(< 25 kg) and normal hand-grip strength

From: Hand-grip strength is a simple and effective outcome predictor in esophageal cancer following esophagectomy with reconstruction: a prospective study

   Weak HGS Normal HGS p value
N.O.   20 41  
Sex(M/F)   17/3 37/4 0.742
HGS(mean, kg)   19.325 33.34 < 0.0001
Age(mean, years)   65.1 58.5 0.01
weight loss   10 19 0.57
stage Early(I, II) 12 23 0.625
  Advanced(III, IV) 8 18  
ICU stay(day)   12.75 4.05 0.003
Hospital stay(day)   32.3 21.4 0.003
Start oral intake(day)   22.1 12.02 0.001
Complication   17 12 < 0.0001
Mortality   7 2 0.016
  1. HGS: hand-grip strength; M, male; F, female; ICU, intensive care unit;