Table 1

Demographics and clinical characteristics of the two groups

Variable

old (n = 40 patients)

young (n = 40 patients)


Age (yr)

81.3 (2.3)

68 (3.1)


Gender M/F

20/22

20/22


ASA score

3,1 ± 0.1

2.1 ± 0.6


BMI

25.01 (2.8)

24.11 (2.9)


Hemoglobin (g/liter)

11.7 (2.0)

12.0 (1.6)


Weight loss (>10%)

10

7


Cancer stage (TNM)


I

8

8


II

8

10


III

20

19


IV

4

3


Type of operation


Right hemicolectomy

12

12


Left hemicolectomy

5

4


Sigmoid resection

13

14


Rectal resection

10

10


Data are number of patients or mean.

Bottino et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S8   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S8

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