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Table 2 Clinical and pathological factors associated with the levels of αFP in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

From: The progressive elevation of alpha fetoprotein for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with liver cirrhosis

Associated Factors Levels of FP α(ng/mL) P
Child-Pugh Score   
A 171 ± 34 0.74
B 229 ± 73  
C 211 ± 80  
Mean age   
<60 years 267 ± 64 0.78
>60 years 132 ± 19  
Gender   
Female 164 ± 43 0.49
Male 238 ± 53  
Etiology   
HBV 368 ± 36 0.16
HCV 137 ± 23  
Cryptogenic/autoimmune 52 ± 23  
Alcoholic 275 ± 99  
Undetermined or absent 258 ± 90  
Degree of differentiation   
Well 167 ± 29 0.16
Moderate 271 ± 87  
Poor 140 ± 10  
Tumor Size   
< 5 cm 267 ± 64 0.66
> 5 cm 132 ± 19