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Table 1 Clinical information of the patients (n =129)

From: Decreased expression of hyaluronan synthase 1 and 2 associates with poor prognosis in cutaneous melanoma

Variable pT1 pT4 pN1- Total
Number of cases 41 (31.8 %) 41 (31.8 %) 47 (36.4 %) 129 (100.0 %)
Gender     
 Male 22 (17.1 %) 24 (18.6 %) 28 (21.7 %) 74 (57.4 %)
 Female 19 (14.7 %) 17 (13.2 %) 19 (14.7 %) 55 (42.6 %)
Age     
 under 20 0 (0.0 %) 1 (0.8 %) 1 (0.8 %) 2 (1.6 %)
 20-59 18 (14.0 %) 14 (10.9 %) 26 (20.2 %) 58 (45.0 %)
 60 and over 23 (17.8 %) 26 (20.2 %) 20 (15.5 %) 69 (53.5 %)
Any relapse     
 Yes 3 (2.4 %) 23 (18.1 %) 39 (30.7 %) 65 (51.2 %)
 No 37 (29.1 %) 16 (12.6 %) 3 (2.4 %) 56 (44.1 %)
 Spread at diagnosis 0 (0.0 %) 1 (0.8 %) 5 (3.9 %) 6 (4.7 %)
Alive     
 Yes 31 (24.0 %) 8 (6.2 %) 9 (7.0 %) 48 (37.2 %)
 No 10 (7.8 %) 33 (25.6 %) 38 (29.5 %) 81 (62.8 %)
Cause of death     
 Melanoma 1 (1.2 %) 20 (24.7 %) 32 (39.2 %) 53 (65.4 %)
 Other 5 (6.2 %) 7 (8.6 %) 0 (0.0 %) 12 (14.8 %)
 Not known 4 (4.9 %) 6 (7.4 %) 6 (7.4 %) 16 (19.8 %)