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Table 1 Clinicopathological features of fibulin-1 expression in 139 NMIBC patients

From: Fibulin-1 is epigenetically down-regulated and related with bladder cancer recurrence

Characteristic Total (n = 139) Fibulin-1 expression P-value
Negative (75) Weak (49) Strong (15)
Sex      0.909
  Men 102 54 (52.9%) 37 (36.3%) 11 (10.8%)  
  Women 37 21 (56.8%) 12 (32.4%) 4 (10.8%)  
Age (years)      0.657
  <average(62) 64 32 (50.0%) 24 (37.5%) 8 (12.5%)  
  ≥average(62) 75 43 (57.3%) 25 (33.3%) 7 (9.4%)  
Grade      <0.01*
  Low grade 91 40 (44.0%) 37 (40.7%) 14 (15.4%)  
  High grade 48 35 (72.9%) 12 (25.0%) 1 (2.1%)  
Stage      0.225
  PTa 63 36 (57.1%) 18 (28.6%) 9 (14.3%)  
  PT1 76 39 (51.3%) 31 (40.8%) 6 (7.9%)  
  1. *Two-tailed fisher’s exact test was done to determine the relationship of fibulin-1 expression with various variables and statistical significance was set at P < 0.05.