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Table 1 General information of included patients

From: Safety analysis of early oral feeding after esophagectomy in patients complicated with diabetes

Characteristics EOF (n = 67) LOF (n = 54) p value
Gender    0.869
 Male 50 41  
 Female 17 13  
Age (years) 63.37 ± 7.49 63.74 ± 7.22 0.784
BMI (kg /m2) 22.69 ± 2.19 23.12 ± 2.61 0.326
Underlying diseases    0.556
 Yes 14 9  
 No 53 45  
Smoking history    0.673
 Yes 41 31  
 No 26 23  
Alcohol history    0.681
 Yes 44 36  
 No 23 18  
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy    0.828
 Yes 7 5  
 No 60 49  
Preoprative HbAlc 7.58 ± 1.36 7.91 ± 1.64 0.228
Duration of diabetes history (years) 4.96 ± 2.56 5.27 ± 2.82 0.528
Operation type    0.324
 Minimally invasive 49 35  
 Open 18 19  
Identical parts    0.625
 Cervical 51 41  
 Intrathoracic 16 13  
Operating time (min) 208.27 ± 36.82 215.64 ± 41.52 0.303
Intraoperative blood loss (ml) 227.62 ± 50.26 239.81 ± 55.83 0.209
Tumor location    0.284
 Upper 4 6  
 Middle 45 29  
 Lower 18 19  
Number of dissected lymph nodes 18.62 ± 11.16 20.34 ± 9.86 0.377
 Degree of tumor differentiation    0.439
 Well 9 10  
 Moderately 40 26  
 Poorly 18 18  
TNM stage    0.307
 T1 13 7  
 T2 34 24  
 T3 20 23