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Table 3 Comparison of clinicopathological characteristics between two groups stratified by CEA level

From: Diagnostic and prognostic value of CEA, CA19–9, AFP and CA125 for early gastric cancer

Characteristics CEA(−) CEA(+) P
Gender
 Male 422 22 0.161
 Female 140 3  
Age
  ≤ 60 351 17 0.675
  > 60 211 8  
Tumor location
 Upper third 99 3 0.744
 Middle third 95 5  
 Lower third 368 17  
Tumor size (cm)
  ≤ 2 346 19 0.205
  > 2 216 6  
Pathological type
 Well differentiated 180 6 0.537
 Moderately differentiated 153 10  
 Poorly differentiated 212 8  
 Signet ring cell or Mucinous 17 1  
Tumor depth
 T1a 245 9 0.539
 T1b 317 16  
Lymph node metastasis
 N0 474 21 0.698
 N1 53 2  
 N2 28 1  
 N3 7 1