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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Comparison of outcomes of pedicled jejunal and colonic conduit for esophageal reconstruction

  Jejunum group
(n = 34)
Colon group
(n = 37)
P-value
Gender    > 0.99a
 Male 33 (97.1%) 35 (94.6%)  
 Female 1 (2.9%) 2 (5.4%)  
Age (mean ± SD) 65.2 ± 7.8 61 ± 6.8 0.02b
Pathological type    0.31a
 Squamous cell carcinoma 22 (64.7%) 28 (75.7%)  
 Adenocarcinoma 12 (35.3%) 9 (24.3%)  
Location    0.04a
 Upper 6 (17.6%) 11 (29.7%)  
 Middle 5 (14.7%) 12 (32.4%)  
 Low 23 (67.6%) 14 (37.8%)  
Anastomotic position    0.01a
 Neck 7 (20.6%) 18 (48.6%)  
Side of thoracotomy    0.61a
 Left 13 (38.2%) 12 (32.4%)  
 Right 21 (61.8%) 25 (67.6%)  
Previous operation procedure    0.01e
 Billroth-I 20 (58.8%) 33 (89.2%)  
 Billroth-II 10 (29.4%) 3 (8.1%)  
 Roux-en-Y 4 (11.8%) 1 (2.7%)  
Pathological T-stage    0.03d
 T1 2 (5.9%) 5 (13.5%)  
 T2 8 (23.5%) 17 (45.9%)  
 T3 20 (58.8%) 12 (32.4%)  
 T4 4 (11.8%) 3 (8.1%)  
Pathological N-stage    0.52d
 N0 18 (52.9%) 23 (62.2%)  
 N1 7 (20.6%) 10 (27%)  
 N2 5 (14.7%) 4 (10.8%)  
 N3 4 (11.8%) 0  
Cancer stage    0.42d
 I 3 (8.8%) 6 (15.4%)  
 II 14 (41.2%) 17 (43.6%)  
 III 15 (44.1%) 14 (35.9%)  
 IV 2 (5.9%) 2 (5.1%)  
  1. a χ2 test
  2. b Independent Sample T-test
  3. e Monte Carlo method
  4. d Rank sum test