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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of patients with distal gastric cancer according to age groups

From: Clinical characteristics of distal gastric cancer in young adults from Northeastern Brazil

Variables ≤ 45 years
(n = 41)
>  45 years
(n = 166)
p
n (%) n (%)
Gender
 Male 25 61.0 113 68.1 0.39
 Female 16 39.0 53 31.9
Residence
 Metropolitan region 30 73.2 104 62.7 0.21
 County 11 26.8 62 37.3
Chronic tobacco history
 Yes 18 43.9 98 59.4 0.08
 No 23 56.1 68 40.6
Alcohol consumption history
 Yes 23 56.1 82 49.4 0.48
 No 18 43.9 84 50.6
Family history of gastric cancer
 Yes 3 7.3 23 13.9 0.46
 No 38 92.7 143 85.5
Gastrectomy
 Curative 24 58.5 107 64.5 < 0.001
 Paliative 8 19.5 57 34.3
 No resection 9 22.0 2 1.2  
Lauren type
 Diffuse 29 70.70 56 33.70 < 0.001
 Intestinal 9 22.00 101 60.80
 Mixed 3 7.30 9 5.40
TNM Stage
 I 9 22.00 27 16.30 0.015
 II 2 4.90 43 25.90
 III 10 24.40 45 27.10
 IV 20 48.80 51 30.70
Diferentiation of the tumor
 Well differentiated 0 0.00 6 3.60 < 0.001
 Moderately differentiated 13 31.70 105 63.30
 Poorly differentiated 26 63.40 55 33.10
 Undifferentiated 2 4.90 0 0.00