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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of all patients (N = 58)

From: Bone alkaline phosphatase as a surrogate marker of bone metastasis in gastric cancer patients

Characteristics Patient (n = 29) Control (n = 29) P
Age, years (median) 62 62 1.00a
Sex    
 Male 20 20 1.00a
 Female 9 9  
Initial staging    0.05
 I 0 1  
 II 1 4  
 III 5 11  
 IV 23 13  
ECOG performance status    <0.001
 0 11 24  
 1 18 5  
Surgery history    0.08
 Yes 13 19  
 No 16 9  
  1. aAge and sex-matched by propensity score matching
  2. Significant P-values in bold letters