Table 1

Characteristics of control and study groups.

Gastric cancer group

Colorectal cancer group

Malignant group

Control group


n

25

19

44

25

Sex m/f

16/9

13/6

29/15

12/13

Age (year)

58 (34–80)

59 (33–80)

58 (33–80)*

38 (22–67)*

Body mass index (kg/m2)

22 (17–24)

23 (16–25)

22 (16–25)**

25 (21–28)**

Weight loss percentage (%)

7.8 (5.3–23.8)

8.4 (5.2–19)

8.1 (5.2–23.8)

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Leptin (ng/ml)

1.8 (0.1–12)

1.9 (0.2–11)

1.8 (0.1–12)***

3 (2.5–13)***


Data were reported as median and range. *p < 0.001 **p = 0.008 ***p = 0.002

Bolukbas et al. BMC Cancer 2004 4:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-4-29

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