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Table 1 Association between different patient and cancer-specific variables with the pre-operative CRP value

From: Preoperative serum C- reactive protein: a prognostic marker in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma

Variable CRP ≤5 mg/l, n (%) CRP >5 mg/l, n (%) p-value Test
Age, mean [years] ±SD 62.8 (±12.2) 67.3 (±11.8) 0.054 t-test
BMI, mean [kg/m2] ±SD 25.7 (±3.8) 25.4 (±4.2) 0.67 t-test
Sex    0.67 Fisher
  female 11 (25.0) 21 (29.6)   
  male 33 (75.0) 50 (70.4)   
Location    0.71 Fisher
  renal pelvis 42 (95.5) 65 (92.9)   
  ureter 2 (4.5) 5 (7.1)   
Stage     Fisher
  superficial (pT<2) 28 (63.6) 15 (21.1) <0.001  
  invasive (≥pT2) 16 (36.4) 56 (78.9)   
Metastasis 1    0.001 Fisher
  N / M - 41 (93.2) 48 (67.6)   
  N / M + 3 (6.8) 23 (32.4)   
Grade    <0.001 chi-square
  G1 12 (27.3) 7 (9.9)   
  G2 24 (54.5) 18 (25.4)   
  G3 8 (18.2) 46 (64.8)   
  1. 1 at time of surgery.