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Table 2 Correlation between Gli2 expression and clinicopathologic characteristics in HCC

From: Expression of glioma-associated oncogene 2 (Gli 2) is correlated with poor prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing hepatectomy

Characteristics Gli2 expression χ2 P value
  High (n=43) Low (n=25)   
Gender
Male 33 20 0.097 0.755
Female 10 5   
Age, years
≤60 29 14 0.890 0.345
>60 14 11   
Virus infection
HBV 35 23 0.698 0.403
HCV 2 0   
None 6 2   
AFP (ng/ml)
≤200 20 8 1.374 0.241
>200 23 17   
Cirrhosis
Present 30 18 0.038 0.846
Absent 13 7   
Tumor size, mm
≤50 26 13 0.837 0.360
>50 15 12   
TNM stage
I or II 25 20 3.375 0.066
III or IV 18 5   
Tumor differentiation
Well 6 10 6.591 0.037 *
Moderate 28 11   
Poor 9 4   
Tumor number
Solitary 32 22 1.784 0.182
Multiple 11 3   
Tumor encapsulation
Intact 11 15 7.930 0.005 *
Absent or not intact 32 10   
Vascular invasion
Present 23 6 5.620 0.018 *
Absent 20 19   
Early recurrence
Yes 25 8 4.324 0.038 *
No 18 17   
Intra-hepatic metastasis
Present 16 5 4.997 0.025 *
Absent 17 20   
  1. Variables are presented as number and tested by χ2 or Fisher’s exact test.
  2. * P < 0.05.