Table 1

Patient, tumour and therapy characteristics of 378 patients 6 months after oesophageal cancer surgery, categorised by education level

Education level
High (≥10 years)
No (%)
Low (≤9 years)
No (%)
Total204174
Gender
 Men162 (79)145 (83)
 Women42 (21)29 (17)
Age at surgery (years)
 <6068 (33)26 (15)
 60–74112 (55)108 (62)
 ≥7524 (12)40 (23)
No of comorbidities
 0131 (64)85 (49)
 ≥173 (36)89 (51)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 ≥25104 (51)82 (47)
 <25100 (49)92 (53)
Tumour histology
 Squamous cell carcinoma44 (22)43 (25)
 Adenocarcinoma160 (78)131 (75)
Tumour location
 Upper/middle oesophagus26 (13)30 (17)
 Lower oesophagus or cardia178 (87)144 (83)
Pathological tumour stage
 0–I48 (24)31 (18)
 II62 (30)52 (30)
 III76 (37)78 (45)
 IV18 (9)13 (7)
Neoadjuvant therapy
 No191 (94)164 (94)
 Yes13 (6)10 (6)
Surgical approach
 Transthoracic173 (85)146 (84)
 Transhiatal31 (15)28 (16)
Postoperative complications
 No139 (68)116 (67)
 Yes65 (32)58 (33)