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Table 2 Relationship between TIPE2 expression in PBMCs and clinical pathological parameters of HCC patients

From: Tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8-like 2 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells is associated with the disease progression of chronic hepatitis B virus infection

Parameter Total number Expression of TIPE2 P value
Sex
 Male 35 0.45 [0.23,0.56] 0.08
 Female 6 0.59 [0.46,0.75]  
Age (years)
 ≤ 60 23 0.45 [0.31,0.67] 0.713
 >60 18 0.45 [0.22,0.53]  
HBeAg
 Negative 24 0.43 [0.3,0.61] 0.968
 Positive 17 0.45 [0.25,0.62]  
Cirrhosis
 Absent 20 0.45 [0.30,0.52] 0.327
 Present 21 0.45 [0.27, 0.72]  
AFP ng/ml
  ≤ 400 23 0.48 [0.34,0.67] 0.134
 >400 18 0.38 [0.22,0.56]  
Venous invasion
 Negative 19 0.52 [0.45, 0.75] 0.002
 Positive 22 0.35 [0.19,0.52]  
Primary tumor number
 Single 29 0.45 [0.23, 0.64] 0.703
 Multiple 12 0.42 [0.32,0.54]  
Tumor size
  ≤ 5 cm 18 0.56 [0.35,0.75] 0.007
 >5 cm 23 0.39 [0.23,0.47]  
TNM staging
 I/II 27 0.54 [0.45,0.76] 0.001
 III/IV 14 0.35 [0.23,0.52]  
  1. Quantitative variables are expressed as the median (25th percentile; 75th percentile)
  2. HBeAg Hepatitis B e antigen, AFP α-fetoprotein, TNM Tumor node metastasis