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Table 2 Frequency distribution of total lymph nodes examined by stage

From: Effect of total number of harvested lymph nodes on survival outcomes after curative resection for gastric adenocarcinoma: findings from an eastern high-volume gastric cancer center

Stage n Total No. of Lymph Nodes Examined* Mean (SD) Total Lymph Nodes Examined Category Frequency (%)
0–30 31–45 > 45†
All 4049 42.9 (15.9) 889 1597 1563
(22.0%) (39.4%) (38.6%)
IA 1815 40.2 (14.8) 473 765 577
(26.1%) (42.1%) (31.8%)
IB 501 41.5 (14.8) 117 207 177
(23.4%) (41.3%) (35.3%)
IIA 423 45.3 (17.3) 82 162 179
(19.4%) (38.3%) (42.3%)
IIB 330 44.7 (15.5) 59 120 151
(17.9%) (36.4%) (45.8%)
IIIA 303 45.8 (16.8) 56 110 137
(18.5%) (36.3%) (45.2%)
IIIB 341 46.7 (16.9) 60 120 161
(17.6%) (35.2%) (47.2%)
IIIC 336 48.5 (16.2) 42 113 181
(12.5%) (33.6%) (53.9%)
  1. *ANOVA test: F = 24.31, p < 0.001
  2. †Linear regression: t = 7.83, p = 0.001
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