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Table 1 Ln F/B and its association with breast cancer patient and tumor characteristics

From: Using second harmonic generation to predict patient outcome in solid tumors

Characteristics No. patients (%) Median levels (interquartile range) p
All patients 221 (100 %) 2.228 (0.416)  
Age (years)    0.773a
  ≤ 40 33 (14.9 %) 2.160 (0.566)  
 41–55 94 (42.5 %) 2.215 (0.410)  
 56–70 70 (31.7 %) 2.291 (0.456)  
  > 70 24 (10.9 %) 2.198 (0.327)  
Menopausal status    0.497b
 Premenopausal 113 (51.1 %) 2.200 (0.447)  
 Postmenopausal 108 (48.9 %) 2.250 (0.379)  
Tumor size    0.188a
 pT1 (≤2 cm) 109 (49.3 %) 2.239 (0.356)  
 pT2 (2–5 cm) 105 (47.5 %) 2.237 (0.505)  
 pT3/pT4 (>5 cm) 7 (3.2 %) 1.830 (0.614)  
Tumor gradec    0.700a
 I 37 (16.7 %) 2.207 (0.288)  
 II 77 (34.8 %) 2.233 (0.366)  
 III 101 (45.7 %) 2.264 (0.491)  
ER status    <0.001b
 Positive 125 (56.6 %) 2.168 (0.407)  
 Negative 96 (43.4 %) 2.311 (0.452)  
PgR status    0.003b
 Positive 104 (47.1 %) 2.159 (0.392)  
 Negative 117 (52.9 %) 2.302 (0.425)  
HER2 status    0.121b
 Positive 26 (11.8 %) 2.299 (0.399)  
 Negative 195 (88.2 %) 2.215 (0.432)  
  1. aKruskal-Wallis test
  2. bTwo-sample Wilcoxon rank-sum (Mann-Whitney) test
  3. cScarff-Bloom-Richardson grade (6 missing values)