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Table 2 Correlation between the expression of ECM1 in 120 HCC tissues and their clinicopathological characteristics

From: ECM1 promotes migration and invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition

Characteristics Case ECM1
+ χ 2 P
Age (year)     0.001 0.978
 ≤50 56 15 41   
 >50 64 17 47   
Gender     0.156 0.692
 Male 93 24 69   
 Female 27 8 19   
Nodule     0.002 0.967
 Single 89 26 63   
 Multiple 31 6 25   
Tumor size (cm)     0.477 0.490
 ≤5 65 19 46   
 >5 55 13 42   
AFP (ng/ml)     0.477 0.490
 ≤400 55 13 42   
 >400 65 19 46   
Tumor capsule     0.441 0.507
 Well 66 16 50   
 Poorly 54 16 38   
Edmondson’s grade     2.965 0.085
 I/II 52 18 34   
 III/IV 68 14 54   
HBsAg     1.108 0.293
 Positive 104 26 78   
 Negative 16 6 10   
Child-Pugh class     0.010 0.921
 A 93 25 68   
 B 27 7 20   
Vascular invasion     4.733 0.030
 Absent 83 27 56   
 Present 37 5 32   
Liver cirrhosis     2.472 0.291
 Without/mild 67 21 46   
 Moderate 38 9 29   
 Severe 15 2 13   
TNM stage     6.028 0.049
 I 64 23 41   
 II 31 5 26   
 III 25 4 21   
  1. P value was generated by comparing all subgroups and analyzed by the chi-square test. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant