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Table 4 Standardized Mean Differences in Baseline Characteristics across VADs; N = 408

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

Characteristics Port vs. PICC PICC vs. TCC Port vs. TCC
Mean Age (years) 0.03 0.52* 0.58*
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 0.27* 0.04 0.35*
Mean Serum Albumin (g/dl) 0.00 0.16 0.16
Gender, % Male 0.00 0.22* 0.22*
Cancer Stage at Diagnosis, % Stage IV 0.16 0.34* 0.51*
SGA at HPN Start, % well-nourished 0.08 0.04 0.13
ECOG Performance Status, % 0–2 0.10 0.24* 0.34*
  1. BMI body mass index, ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, g/dl grams per deciliter, HPN home parenteral nutrition, kg/m2 kilograms per meter squared, PICC peripherally inserted central catheter, SGA Subjective Global Assessment, TCC tunneled central catheter, VAD venous access device
  2. *Values >0.20