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Table 1 Correlation between CD68TFHotspot and clinicopathologic characteristics.

From: The density of macrophages in the invasive front is inversely correlated to liver metastasis in colon cancer

Variable CD68TFHotspot P value
  -/+ + ++ +++  
  1 2 3 4  
Gender      
   Male 23 21 37 13 0.939
   Female 15 13 27 11  
Age (years)      
   < 60 22 17 26 15 0.195
   ≥ 60 16 17 38 9  
Sites of primary tumors      
   Left 25 14 40 16 0.107
   Right 13 20 24 8  
TNM stages      
   IIIB 17 18 46 17 0.025*
   IV 21 16 18 7  
Invasive depth      
   T3 31 30 53 17 0.422a
   T4 7 4 11 7  
Hepatic metastasis(1)      
   No 13 14 42 16 0.004*
   Yes 25 20 22 8  
Hepatic metastasis(2)      
   No 13 14 42 16 0.001*b
   Metachronous 4 4 4 1  
   Synchronous 21 16 18 7  
Grade      
   G1 1 1 1 0 0.124b
   G2 23 21 48 21  
   G3 14 11 14 2  
   G4 0 1 1 1  
Pathologic classification      
   Papillary + tubular 28 25 57 23 0.022*a
   Mucoid + signet ring 10 9 7 1  
Growth pattern      
   Pushing 19 8 18 8 0.071
   Infiltrating 19 26 46 16  
  1. *: p < 0.05. a: Likelihood ratio. b: Exact linear-by-linear association test.