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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 69 patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

From: Weak HIF-1alpha expression indicates poor prognosis in resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Patient clinical data n/N Percent
Age at diagnosis
 < 65 34/69 49
 ≥ 65 35/69 51
Sex
 Male 36/69 52
 Female 33/69 48
Tumor size (mm)
 < 30 23/69 33
 30–40 31/69 45.0
 > 40 15/69 22
Tumor stage
 I 18/68 26
 II 44/68 65
 III–IV 6/68 9
Lymph nodes*
 Negative 34/68 50
 Positive 34/68 50
HIF-1alpha
 Strong 28/64 44
 Weak 36/64 56
BMI**
 < 25 19/46 41
 > 25 27/46 59
Smoking
 Smoker** 14/33 42
 Ex-smoker 7/33 21
 Non-smoker 12/33 36
Alcohol usage**
 Heavy 7/24 29
 Moderate-No 17/24 71
Chronic pancreatitis***
 Present 39/69 57
 Absent 30/69 43
  1. *Lymph node status and tumor stage were available from 68 patients
  2. **BMI was missing from 22, smoking status from 36 patients, and alcohol usage from 45 patients
  3. ***Present or absent chronic pancreatitis reported pre-operatively in the patient records or in the histological analysis