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Table 4 Correlations between serum FBG and tumor TNM stage

From: Serum fibrinogen levels are positively correlated with advanced tumor stage and poor survival in patients with gastric cancer undergoing gastrectomy: a large cohort retrospective study

  No. of patients (%) Chi-square test Fibrinogen (g/L) (means ± SE) Regression analysis
T stage   F = 11.94, p < 0.0001   t = 4.63, p < 0.0001
 1 195 (16.3)   3.19 ± 0.97  
 2 180 (15.1)   2.94 ± 0.85  
 3 395 (33.0)   3.33 ± 1.01  
 4 426 (35.6)   3.45 ± 0.99  
N stage   F = 4.93, p = 0.0021   t = 3.83, p = 0.0001
 N0 452 (37.8)   3.17 ± 0.94  
 N1 196 (16.4)   3.24 ± 1.02  
 N2 244 (20.4)   3.37 ± 1.00  
 N3 304 (25.4)   3.44 ± 1.00  
Pathological stage   F = 16.13, p < 0.0001   t = 6.50, p < 0.0001
 1 205 (17.1)   2.94 ± 0.89  
 2 318 (26.6)   3.18 ± 0.95  
 3 599 (50.1)   3.46 ± 1.00  
 4 74 (6.2)   3.38 ± 1.02