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Table 2 The clinicopathologic characteristics of NANOG expression in 316 NSCLC patients

From: Nuclear β-catenin accumulation is associated with increased expression of Nanog protein and predicts poor prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer

    NANOG(n, %)  
Variables case Low(215) High(94) p a
Gender     
Male 134 90(67.2) 44(32.8) 0.419
Female 175 125(71.4) 50(28.6)  
Age (years)b     
<52 149 99(66.4) 50(33.6) 0.248
≥52 160 116(72.5) 44(27.5)  
Histologic subtype     
Squamous carcinoma 142 103(72.5) 39(27.5) 0.298
Adenocarcinoma 167 112(67.1) 55(32.9)  
Histologicalgrade     
Grade 1 126 105(83.3) 21(16.7) <0.001
Grade 2 112 80(71.4) 32(28.6)  
Grade 3 71 30(42.3) 41(57.7)  
T classification     
T1 71 50(70.4) 21(29.6) 0.572
T2 58 36(62.1) 22(37.9)  
T3 126 91(72.2) 35(27.8)  
T4 54 38(70.4) 16(29.6)  
Clinical stage     0.358
I 108 75(69.4) 33(30.6)  
II 81 61(75.3) 20(24.7)  
III 120 79(65.8) 41(34.2)  
  1. a Chi-square test.
  2. b Patients were divided according to the median values of age.