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Table 1 Patient characteristics in the elderly and control groups

From: Influence of age on postoperative complications especially pneumonia after gastrectomy for gastric cancer

  Elderly (N = 37) Control (N = 174)
Age (Years)* 83 ± 2 66 ± 9
Male:Female* 16:21 123:51
Disease Stage
 I 19 (51%) 88 (50%)
 II 6 (16%) 29 (17%)
 III 12 (33%) 57 (33%)
DG:TG 12:25 65:109
LN Dissection
 D1 3 (8%) 3 (2%)
 D1+ 20 (54%) 85 (49%)
 D2 14 (38%) 86 (49%)
Number of retrieved LNs 25 ± 12 28 ± 14
Operation Time (min) 232 ± 48 249 ± 51
Blood Loss (mL) 275 ± 278 310 ± 221
Postoperative Hospital Stay (day) 27 ± 24 22 ± 23
Mortality 1 1
Postoperative Complications 10/37 (27%) 31/174 (18%)
Infectious Complications 5/37 (14%) 20/174 (11%)
Pneumonia* 4/37 (11%) 4/174 (2%)
  1. *P < 0.05 between elderly and control groups