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Table 1 Basic clinical characterization of patients included

From: CD133-positive hepatocellular carcinoma in an area endemic for hepatitis B virus infection

Clinicopathological parameters Gender P
  Female
(n = 40)
Male
(n = 114)
 
Age (years) 57.5 ± 13.2 55.8 ± 15.5 0.545
Etiology    
   HBsAg (positive) 21 (52.5%) 83 (72.8%) 0.030
   Anti-HCV (positive) 18 (45.0%) 24 (21.1%) 0.007
   Alcoholism (yes) 4 (10.0%) 39 (34.2%) 0.004
   Unknown causea 5 (12.5%) 9 (7.9%) 0.359
Cirrhosis (yes) 20 (50.0%) 53 (46.5%) 0.717
Tumor number    0.491b
1 28 72  
2 6 18  
3 5 17  
4 1 6  
5 0 1  
Tumor size (Diameter, cm) 7.0 ± 4.8 6.8 ± 4.7 0.826
Ascites (yes) 1 (2.5%) 13 (11.4%) 0.116
  1. aDiabetes was found in 3 females and 5 males, respectively
  2. bComparison between patients with tumor number 2 and those with tumor number > 2.