Table 1

Characteristics of the 104 patients who had a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) inserted and responded to a study specific questionnaire 2 months after PEG
Number %
Gender
Male 67 64
Female 37 36
Age*
< 65 years 54 52
≥ 65 years 50 48
Marital status
Married 62 60
Single 31 30
Missing 11 11
Education
Public school/High school 62 60
University 31 30
Missing 11 11
Diagnosis
Cancer 78 75
Neurologic 23 22
Other 2 2
BMI
< 20 29 28
≥ 20 71 68
Missing 4 4
Enteral Nutrition via PEG
Daily 84 81
More seldom 10 10
Missing 10 10

* Cut off is based on the median age 64 years.

Martin et al.

Martin et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:126   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-126

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