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Table 5 Correlation between MLR grades and clinical characteristics.

From: Influencing factors and clinical significance of the metastatic lymph nodes ratio in gastric adenocarcinoma

Characteristics Samples MLR classification (HE)    P MLR classification (CK)    P
   MLR1 MLR2 MLR3   MLR1 MLR2 MLR3  
Total 45 10 12 23   6 9 30  
Gender      0.607     0.508
   Male 26 4 11 11   2 6 18  
   Female 19 6 1 12   4 3 12  
Lauren type      0.823     0.870
   Intestinal type 42 9 12 21   6 8 28  
   Diffuse type 3 1 0 2   0 1 2  
Type of histology      0.808     0.833
   1–2 28 5 10 13   3 7 18  
   3 17 5 2 10   3 2 12  
Lymphatic vessel invasion      0.000     0.000
   Negative 10 9 1 0   5 4 1  
   Positive 35 1 11 23   1 5 29  
Blood vessel invasion      0.086     0.069
   Negative 35 10 9 16   6 8 21  
   Positive 10 0 3 7   0 1 9  
Depth of invasion      0.045     0.019
   pT1–2 15 6 4 5   5 3 7  
   pT3–4 30 4 8 18   1 6 23