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Table 2 Clinical and demographic differences of polyps with and without MUC immunoreactivity

From: Mucins in neoplastic spectrum of colorectal polyps: can they provide predictions?

  MUC1 Staining MUC2 Staining MUC5AC Staining MUC6 Staining
  + - + - + - + -
Age         
   Mean 59.86 59.45 59.55 59.00 59.37 59.67 61.14 59.10
  P = 0.803 P = 0.933 P = 0.837 P = 0.231
Gender         
   Male 72 198 266 4 112 158 61 209
   Female 33 150 182 1 83 100 39 144
  P = 0.020 P = 0.462 P = 0.491 P = 0.824
Site         
   Right colon 37 119 154 2 73 83 27 127
   Left colon 54 172 224 2 94 132 57 169
   Rectum 15 56 70 1 27 44 14 57
  P = 0.908 P = 0.975 P = 0.370 0.404
Configuration         
   Hyperplastic 0 36 36 0 13 23 0 36
   Serrated 4 11 13 2 10 5 4 11
   TA1 69 189 258 0 117 141 57 201
   TVA1 21 93 113 1 43 71 28 86
   VA1 12 19 29 2 12 19 11 20
  P = 0.001 P < 0.0001 P = 0.182 P = 0.007
Type         
   Hyperplastic 0 36 36 0 13 23 0 36
   Serrated 4 11 13 2 10 5 4 11
   Mixed adenomatous-hyperplastic 0 17 17 0 3 14 3 14
   Low-grade adenomatous 70 239 309 0 136 173 74 235
   High-grade adenomatous 32 45 74 3 33 44 19 58
  p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001 P = 0.069 P = 0.021
Invasion2
% within MUC+/-
9.4% 4% 4.7% 60% 3.6% 6.6% 13% 3.1%
  P = 0.029 p < 0.0001 P = 0.161 p < 0.0001
  1. 1 Abbreviations: TA, tubular adenoma; TVA, tubulovillous adenoma; VA, villous adenomas; 2 Invasion not beyond mucosa or muscularis mucosae