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Table 2 Nutritional parameters at the three assessments

From: Nutritional status and quality of life of cancer patients needing exclusive chemotherapy: a longitudinal study

   T1 T2 T3
N = 102 N = 96 N = 91
1. Clinical parameters   N (%) or M ± SD N (%) or M ± SD N (%) or M ± SD
Weight (kg)   68,7 ± 13,9 68,5 ± 13,9 68,5 ± 14
BMI (kg/m2)a   24,2 ± 4,4 24,2 ± 4,4 24,1 ± 4,5
  Malnutrition
No malnutrition
15 (16,3)
77 (83,7)
19 (21,1)
71 (78,9)
13 (16,9)
64 (83,1)
Anorexia gradingd 0
> = 1
89 (90,8)
9 (9,2)
82 (89,1)
10 (10,9)
75 (90,4)
8 (9,6)
Exclusive oral feeding   91 (95,8) 85 (95,5) 80 (93)
Nutritive supplements   3 (3,2) 3 (3,4) 7 (8,1)
2. Biological parameters     
Albuminemia (g/l)b   34,4 ± 4,4 34,7 ± 4,8 34,9 ± 5,5
  Malnutrition
No malnutrition
12 (13,2)
79 (86,8)
12 (16,7)
60 (83,3)
12 (15,6)
65 (84,4)
Prealbuminemia (mg/l)c   253,3 ± 72,0 255,3 ± 82,7 273 ± 170,1
  Malnutrition
No malnutrition
2 (2,4)
80 (97,6)
4 (6,3)
60 (93,7)
2 (3,3)
58 (96,7)
CRP (mg/l) Median (IQRe) 6,2 (2,0-17,1) 2,5 (1,0-16,8) 3 (1,0-12,3)
PINI score Median (IQRe) 0,5 (0,1-1,8) 0,2 (0,1-3,1) 0,2 (0,1-0,7)
  1. T1 first course of chemotherapy; T2 the second course of chemotherapy; T3 the last planned course of chemotherapy
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, CRP C-reactive protein, PINI Prognostic Inflammatory and Nutritional Index
  3. amalnutrition if BMI < 21 kg/m2; bmalnutrition if albuminemia < 30 g/l; cmalnutrition if prealbuminemia < 110 mg/l; d0: no anorexia, > = 1: 1 to 3 anorexia grading; einterquartile range