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Table 2 Patients' characteristics: summary of the examined parameters with analysis of distribution

From: Plasma lyso-phosphatidylcholine concentration is decreased in cancer patients with weight loss and activated inflammatory status

parameter average range
age (years) 1 60.6 ± 10 32 to 78
performance status 1 1.5 ± 0.7 0 to 3
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 25.6 ± 4.1 18 to 36
ΔFD (% BW) -1.9 ± 11.8 -28.8 to + 23.3
FM (% BW) 23.7 ± 8.3 9.4 to 42.4
HPO (U.FORT) 1 463 ± 150 156 to 938
CRP (mg/dl) 1 1.7 ± 3 0.5 to 21.1
ECF (%TBW) 48.8 ± 4 41 to 60
albumin (g/dl) 1 3.8 ± 0.6 1.7 to 5.7
LPC (μM) 207 ± 59 89 to 362
  1. 1non-normal distribution