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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population of patients with gastric cancer

From: Polymorphisms of TGFB1 and VEGF genes and survival of patients with gastric cancer

Characteristics No. of Patients No. of Deaths MST (months) P*
Total subjects
Age (mean)
167 60   0.339
   ≤57 years 68 27 21.2  
   >57 years 99 33 31.0  
Gender     0.988
   Male 114 41 23.3  
   Female 53 19 28.9  
Ethnicity     0.297
   White 117 45 28.8  
   Non-White 50 15 19.1  
Smoke     0.475
   Never 34 14 20.6  
   Ever 133 46 30.1  
Alcohol     0.809
   Never 62 23 23.2  
   Ever 105 37 29.3  
Location     0.069
   Stomach 118 36 24.3  
   Esophagus 25 13 27.2  
   GEJ 24 11 16.6  
Histology     0.356
   Intestinal 118 45 28.1  
   Signet ring 49 15 24.6  
Differentiation     0.694
   Poor 96 37 21.8  
   Moderate-poor 28 10 29.8  
   Moderate-Well 42 13 22.6  
Clinical Stage     < 0.001
   I + II 65 9 30.4  
   III + IV 101 51 22.7  
Metastasis     < 0.001
   yes 90 49 21.2  
   no 77 11 34.2  
Chemotherapy     < 0.001
   yes 121 54 26.3  
   no 46 6 10.4  
Surgery     < 0.001
   yes 63 11 39.2  
   no 104 49 18.4  
  1. Abbreviations: MST, median survival time; GEJ, gastroesophageal junction.
  2. * Chi-square test.
  3. Included 13 Asians, 16 blacks, 19 Hispanics, and 2 Native Indians.