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Table 1 Patients' characteristics.

From: Safety of pull-type and introducer percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes in oncology patients: a retrospective analysis

  Pull-type PEG Introducer PEG  
number patients (%) 33 (58) 24 (42)  
male/female (%) 27/6 (82/18) 18/6 (75/25) P = 0.533
mean age ± SEM (years) 65 ± 2 64 ± 3 P = 0.774
mean serum albumin ± SEM (mg/dl) 3.2 ± 0.1 3.0 ± 0.1 P = 0.130
median WHO performance (25th - 75th percentile) 1 (0-3) 2 (1-3) P = 0.212
  1. SEM: standard error of the mean
  2. WHO: World Health Organization performance status
  3. P < 0.05: P value from statistical analysis (Unpaired Student's t test for continuous variables and Mann-Whitney test for discontinuous variables, Chi square test for contingency table statistics).