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Table 1 Comparison of clinicopathological characteristics in non-mucinous and mucinous adenocarcinoma

From: The clinicopathological features of colorectal mucinous adenocarcinoma and a therapeutic strategy for the disease

Characteristics NMA MA P-value
   (n = 2,673) (n = 144)  
Gender     0.772
  Female 1,072 56  
  Male 1,601 88  
Age, years    0.271
  < 65 1,183 57  
  65 1,490 87  
Location     0.090
  Colon 1,516 92  
  Rectum 1,157 57  
Size, cm     < 0.001
  < 5 1,715 59  
  ≥ 5 958 85  
Preoperative serum CEA, ng/ml    < 0.001
  <5.0 1,858 80  
  5.0 815 64  
Depth of invasiona    < 0.001
  T1, T2 979 13  
  T3, T4 1,694 131  
Lymph node metastasisa    0.002
  N0 1,602 68  
  N1, N2 1,071 76  
Distant metastasisa    0.010
  M0 2,319 114  
  M1 354 30  
Number of metastatic sites    0.019
  0 2,319 114  
  1 269 25  
  2 86 5  
  1. aStaging of tumor (T), nodes (N), and metastases (M) [24]; NMA, non-mucinous adenocarcinoma; MA, mucinous adenocarcinoma.
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