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Table 2 Correlation between BLM expressions with clinic-pathological characteristics of HCC

From: Random-forest algorithm based biomarkers in predicting prognosis in the patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Clinicopathological variables N BLM expression P value
Low (55) High (40)
Sex     0.208
 Male 81 45 36  
 Female 14 10 4  
Age, years     0.171
 < 50 48 25 23  
 ≥ 50 47 30 17  
AFP, ng/L     0.022
 < 200 53 36 17  
 ≥ 200 42 19 23  
HBsAg     0.504
 Negative 44 25 19  
 Positive 51 30 21  
Tumor size, cm    0.005
 ≤ 5 49 35 14  
 > 5 46 20 26  
Tumor nodule number    0.01
 Solitary 57 39 18  
 Multiple (≥ 2) 38 16 22  
Cancer embolus    0.567
 Absence 62 36 16  
 Presence 33 19 14  
TNM stage     0.033
 Early (I & II) 52 35 17  
 Late (III & IV) 43 20 23  
Differentiation grade    0.550
 Well 67 39 28  
 Poor 28 16 12  
  1. AFP alpha fetoprotein, HBsAg hepatitis B surface antigen