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Table 2 EEF2K expression and correlation with patients’ clinicopathological factors in our cohort

From: Eukaryotic elongation factor-2 kinase expression is an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer

Variable Positive expression
N (%)
Negative expression
N (%)
p
Age at operation (Mean ± SD) 68.2 ± 9.7 67.4 ± 12.3 0.766
Gender
 Male 18 (20.7) 69 (79.3) 0.589
 Female 11 (17.2) 53 (82.8)  
Tumor location
 Right colon 11 (25.6) 32 (74.4) 0.383
 Left colon 3 (12.5) 21 (87.5)  
 Rectum 15 (17.9) 69 (82.1)  
Tumor grade
 Poor 0 (0) 5 (100) 0.584
 Moderate and well 29 (19.9) 117 (80.1)  
Tumor stage
 T1 2 (50) 2 (50) 0.247
 T2 5 (29.4) 12 (70.6)  
 T3 17 (16.3) 87 (83.7  
 T4 5 (19.2) 21 (80.8)  
Nodal stage
 N0 21 (24.7) 64 (75.3) 0.143
 N1 5 (11.1) 40 (88.9)  
 N2 3 (14.3) 18 (85.7)  
Metastasis
 No 27 (19.9) 109 (80.1) 0.737
 Yes 2 (13.3) 13 (86.7)  
Microsatellite instability
 Microsatellite stable 23 (18.9) 99 (81.1) 0.690
 MSI-Low 2 (22.2) 7 (77.8)  
 MSI-High 1 (9.1) 10 (90.9)  
  1. N number, SD standard deviation, MSI microsatellite instability