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Table 1 Clinical and histopathology data of all 221 patients

From: Prognostic significance of metastatic lymph node ratio: the lymph node ratio could be a prognostic indicator for patients with gastric cancer

Variables Number of patients Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 160 72.4
 Female 61 27.6
Age (years)
 ≥ 65 100 45.2
 < 65 121 54.8
Grade
  Well or moderately differentiated 51 23.1
  Poorly differentiated 170 76.9
Location
  Lower 180 81.4
  Middle 13 5.9
  Upper 28 12.7
T stage
  T1 23 10.4
  T2 39 17.6
  T3 98 44.3
  T4 61 27.6
N stage
  N0 67 30.3
  N1 46 20.8
  N2 34 15.4
  N3 74 33.5
TNM stage
  I 43 19.5
  II 63 28.5
  III 115 52.0
LN
 < 15 43 19.5
 ≥ 15 178 80.5
LNR
  0 68 30.8
  0–0.13 47 21.3
  0.13–0.4 54 24.4
  > 0.4 52 23.5
  1. The depth of primary tumor invasion (T stage), classification of regional metastasis lymph nodes (N stage), and TNM stage were based on the 7th edition TNM staging system; LN: number of lymph nodes examined; LNR: ratio between the positive lymph nodes and the total number of lymph nodes examined