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Table 1 Patients' characteristics.

From: The presence of postmenopausal bleeding as prognostic parameter in patients with endometrial cancer: a retrospective multi-center study

Parameter Asymptomatic patients (No.[%]) Symptomatic patients (No. [%]) P
Number of patients 149 456  
Patients with endometrioid endometrial cancer 133 410  
Age at first diagnosis (years SD ) 66.3 (10.3) 67.1 (11.2) 0.9*
Tumor stage    0.07
I 100 (75.2) 286 (69.8)  
II 9 (6.8) 40 (9.8)  
III 15 (11.2) 71 (17.2)  
IV 9 (6.8) 13 (3.2)  
Tumor grade    0.006
G1 74 (55.7) 170 (41.5)  
G2 45 (33.8) 153 (37.3)  
G3 14 (10.5) 87 (21.2)  
Patients with follow-up information available 133 409  
Time of follow-up (months [SD]) 23.7 (24.03) 28.5 (25.76) 0.06*
Recurrence status    
Patients with recurrent disease 14 (10.5) 55 (13.4) 0.2
Time to recurrent disease (months [SD]) 18.5 (16.9) 20.4 (17.6) 0.7*
Status at last observation    0.7
Alive with no evidence of disease 115 (86.5) 341 (83.4)  
Stable disease 0 3 (0.7)  
Progressive disease 8 (6.0) 34 (8.3)  
Dead as a result of disease 9 (6.8) 25 (6.1)  
Dead as a result of other causes 1 (0.7) 6 (1.5)  
  1. SD = standard deviation, * two sided student's t-test, Chi squared test