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Table 1 The relationship between expression of HOXB7 and clinical characteristics of 77 HCC patients

From: HOXB7 accelerates the malignant progression of hepatocellular carcinoma by promoting stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition

Variable Number Expression of HOXB7 P value
Low level High level
Age (years)
  < 50 45 24 21 0.777
  ≥ 50 32 16 16
Gender
 Female 5 2 3 0.586
 Male 72 38 34
Serum AFP level (ng/mL)
 < 400 35 18 17 0.935
 ≥ 400 42 22 20
Tumor size(cm)
  < 5 32 21 11 0.043*
  ≥ 5 45 19 26
Number of tumor
 Single 17 12 5 0.083
 Multiple 60 28 32
Differentiation
 High 21 15 6 0.008**
 Moderate 36 19 17
 Low 20 6 14
Vascular invasion
 - 32 22 10 0.012*
 + 45 18 27
Tumor stage (TNM)
 I/II 37 24 13 0.029*
 III/IV 40 16 24
  1. * P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 significant difference