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Table 1 Correlation of miR-19b expression with clinicopathological features of hepatocellular carcinoma

From: Upregulation of MicroRNA-19b predicts good prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma presenting with vascular invasion or multifocal disease

   miR-19b expression
Clinicopathological variables Number of cases High Low P
Age
 > 60 33(40.7) 16(40) 17(41.5) 0.893
 < 60 48(59.3) 24(60) 24(58.5)  
Gender
 Male 55(67.9) 25(62.5) 30(73.2) 0.304
 Female 26(32.1) 15(37.5) 11(26.8)  
TNM stage
 II 58(71.6) 31(77.5) 27(65.9) 0.245
 III + IV 23(28.4) 9(22.5) 14(34.1)  
Liver cirrhosis
 Yes 26(32.1) 15(37.5) 11(26.8) 0.304
 No 55(67.9) 25(62.5) 30(73.2)  
Vascular invasiona
 Presence 62(76.5) 29(72.5) 33(80.5) 0.369
 Absence 19(23.5) 11(27.5) 8(19.5)  
AFP (ng/ml)
 > 20 48(59.3) 29(72.5) 19(46.3) 0.017
 < 20 33(40.7) 11(27.5) 22(53.7)  
Tumor differentiation
 W + M 66(81.5) 32(80) 34(82.9) 0.735
 P 15(18.5) 8(20) 7(17.1)  
Tumor number
 Solitary 58(71.6) 30(75) 28(68.3) 0.503
 Multiple 23(28.4) 10(25) 13(31.7)  
  1. AFP, α-fetoprotein, W well differentiated, M moderate differentiated, P Poorly differentiated, BCLC Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer
  2. aPresence of vascular invasion represented BCLC stage C; absence of vascular invasion represented BCLC stage B