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Table 4 Comparison of clinicopathological characteristics between two groups stratified by CA 19–9 level

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

Characteristics CA19–9(−) CA19–9(+) P
Gender
 Male 428 16 0.025
 Female 131 12  
Age
  ≤ 60 351 17 0.843
  > 60 208 11  
Tumor location
 Upper third 95 7 0.543
 Middle third 96 4  
 Lower third 368 17  
Tumor size (cm)
  ≤ 2 345 20 0.327
  > 2 214 8  
Pathological type
 Well differentiated 178 8 0.936
 Moderately differentiated 156 7  
 Poorly differentiated 208 12  
 Signet ring cell or Mucinous 17 1  
Tumor depth
 T1a 243 12 1.000
 T1b 316 16  
Lymph node metastasis
 N0 475 20 0.020
 N1 52 3  
 N2 26 3  
 N3 6 2