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Table 2 Relationships between mucin expression and clinicopathologic factors in patients with gallbladder carcinoma

From: Prognostic significance of muc4 expression in gallbladder carcinoma

  MUC1 MUC2 MUC4
  Number (%) P-value Number (%) P-value Number (%) P-value
Gender
 Male (n = 17) 13 (77) 0.7191 2 (12) 0.1161 10 (59) 0.7512
 Female (n = 46) 38 (83)   16 (35)   25 (54)  
Age, years
 < 65 (n = 26) 20 (77) 0.5301 7 (27) 0.8082 13 (50) 0.4572
 ≥ 65 (n = 26) 31 (84)   11 (30)   22 (60)  
Differentiation
 Well (n = 25) 19 (76) 0.5171 5 (20) 0.2222 11 (44) 0.1342
 Moderate/poor (n = 38) 32 (84)   13 (34)   24 (63)  
Lymph node metastasis
 Negative (n = 28) 22 (79) 1.0001 11 (39) 0.1282 13 (46) 0.4202
 Positive (n = 17) 14 (82)   3 (18)   10 (59)  
Depth of invasion
 T1/T2 (n = 34) 27 (79) 0.7362 10 (29) 0.8732 18 (53) 0.6512
 T3/T4 (n = 29) 24 (83)   8 (28)   17 (59)  
  1. 1Assessed by Fisher’s exact test; 2assessed by the chi-square test.