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Table 2 Clinicopathological characteristics of primary hepatocellular carcinoma patients.

From: Differential expression of Caveolin-1 in hepatocellular carcinoma: correlation with differentiation state, motility and invasion

    Caveolin-1  
Parameters Variable No. of patients (+) % p*
Gender Male 80 53 66.3 0.833
  Female 15 9 60  
Tumor size < 5 cm 78 51 65.4 0.833
  > 5 cm 17 11 64.7  
Etiology Hepatitis viruses 79 52 65.8 0.601
  Non-viral 11 7 63.6  
  Unknown 5 3 60  
Number of tumor nodules < 3 43 29 67.4 0.580
  > 3 52 33 63.5  
Venous invasion Present 38 29 76.3 0.02**
  Absent 57 33 57.9  
Tumor grade (a) Well differentiated 18 8 44.4 < 0.001**
  Moderately differentiated 60 39 65.0  
  Poorly differentiated 17 15 88.2  
  1. * X 2, ** Statistically significant
  2. (a) All of the HCC tissues used in this study are in a cirrhotic background.