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Table 1 The correlation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression and clinicopathological features in colon cancer patients

From: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 overexpression is closely related to poor prognosis in patients with colon cancer

Items Cases MMP-9
Positive cases χ2 P
Gender     
Male 44 32 0.761 0.383
Female 24 15
Age     
<58 years 32 21 0.345 0.557
≥58 years 36 26
Tumor size     
<5 cm 41 27 0.515 0.473
≥5 cm 27 20
Differentiated degree     
Well differentiated 32 23 1.144 0.565
Moderately differentiated 19 14
Poorly and undifferentiated 17 10
Infiltrative depth     
Mucosa and submucosal layer 11 5 5.872 0.053
Muscular layer 24 15
Serosa layer 33 27
Metastasis of lymph node     
Negative 41 24 5.416 0.020*
Positive 27 23
Dukes’ stage     
A 11 4 9.051 0.029*
B 30 20
C 17 14
D 10 9   
  1. *Statistically significant.