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Table 4 Correlation between LPC concentrations and the examined parameters (n = 59)

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

parameter correlated with LPC correlation coefficient r p significant*
age (years) 1 -0.159 0.229 no
performance status 1 -0.12 0.365 no
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 0.0097 0.9416 no
FM (% BW) 0.2483 0.058 no
ΔFD (% BW) 0.3099 0.0169 yes
HPO (FORT units) 1 -0.493 0.0000 yes
CRP (mg/dl) 1 -0.482 0.0000 yes
ECF (% TBW) -0.5531 0.0000 yes
albumin (g/dl) 1 0.454 0.0000 yes
  1. 1non-normal distribution; correlation tests performed with Spearman rank correlation test
  2. * p < 0.05