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Table 1 Associations between PP4C expression levels and clinicopathologic features of colorectal cancer patient

From: High expression of protein phosphatase 4 is associated with the aggressive malignant behavior of colorectal carcinoma

Clinicopathologic Variables   PP4C expression P
  N Negative/Low High  
Gender     0.403
Female 59 34 25  
Male 33 17 16  
Age, y     0.251
≤50 34 20 14  
>50 58 31 27  
Tumor location     0.256
Colon 42 26 16  
Rectum 50 25 25  
Differentiation     0.413
Well 27 14 13  
Moderately 47 29 18  
Poorly 18 8 10  
Lymph node metastasis     0.0013*
Yes 27 8 19  
No 65 43 22  
Vascular invasion     0.0029*
Yes 28 9 19  
No 64 42 22  
Distant metastasis     0.0081*
Yes 11 2 9  
No 81 49 32  
AJCC stage     0.0108*
I-II 36 26 10  
III-IV 56 25 31  
  1. Abbreviations: AJCC, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). *Statistically significant, P <0.05.