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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics (Categorical Variables); N = 335

From: Incidence of and factors associated with catheter-related bloodstream infection in patients with advanced solid tumors on home parenteral nutrition managed using a standardized catheter care protocol

Characteristic Categories Number (Percent)
Gender Male 142 (42.4)
Cancer site Colorectal 71 (21.2)
Pancreas 59 (17.6)
Ovary 35 (10.4)
Stomach 29 (8.7)
Cervix 17 (5.1)
Esophagus 16 (4.8)
Lung 15 (4.5)
Others 93 (27.8)
Cancer stage at diagnosis Stage 0 1 (0.3)
Stage I 26 (7.8)
Stage II 53 (15.8)
Stage III 98 (29.3)
Stage IV 157 (46.9)
Chemotherapy during HPN Yes 208 (62.1)
Radiotherapy during HPN Yes 73 (21.8)
SGA at HPN Start Well-nourished 62 (18.5)
Moderately Malnourished 175 (52.2)
Severely Malnourished 98 (29.3)
ECOG performance status 0 11 (3.3)
1 86 (25.7)
2 132 (39.4)
3 101 (30.1)
4–5 5 (1.5)
  1. ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, HPN home parenteral nutrition, SGA Subjective Global Assessment