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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of ESCC patients (N = 75)

From: Quantitative real-time RT-PCR validation of differential mRNA expression of SPARC, FADD, Fascin, COL7A1, CK4, TGM3, ECM1, PPL and EVPLin esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Characteristic Males (N = 42) Females (N = 33) All (N = 75)
Age (median) 57 yrs 55 yrs 56 yrs
Tumor location    
   Lower 10 (24%) 4 (12%) 14 (19%)
   Middle 30 (71%) 27 (82%) 57 (76%)
   Upper 2 (5%) 2 (6%) 4 (5%)
Tumor grade    
   I 4 (10%) 2 (6%) 6 (8%)
   II 28 (67%) 23 (70%) 51 (68%)
   III 10 (24%) 8 (24%) 18 (24%)
Tumor stage    
   1 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%)
   2 7 (17%) 6 (18%) 13 17%)
   3 33 (79%) 27 (82%) 60 (80%)
   4 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%)
Metastases (yes) 19 (45%) 15 (45%) 34 (45%)
Family history of UGI* cancer (yes) 12 (29%) 11 (33%) 23 (31%)
Tobacco use (yes) 34 (81%) 5 (15%) 39 (52%)
Alcohol drinking (yes) 10 (24%) 0 (0%) 10 (13%)
  1. *Upper gastrointestinal