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Table 2 Clinical features and pathological findings of primary tumour versus lymph node status in 116 patients

From: Non-invasive MR assessment of the microstructure and microcirculation in regional lymph nodes for rectal cancer: a study of intravoxel incoherent motion imaging

parameter total lymph node status P
N N+
Age (mean ± SD years) 59.78 ± 11.00 61.15 ± 10.80 57.92 ± 11.11 0.119a
Sex     0.191b
 Male 65 34 31  
 Female 51 33 18  
Primary tumour location     0.007c
 Upper rectum 32 13 19  
 Mid rectum 54 30 24  
 Distal rectum 30 24 6  
Pathologic T staging     < 0.001c
 Tis 2 2 0  
 T1 5 5 0  
 T2 27 22 5  
 T3 31 20 11  
 T4 51 18 33  
Histologic grade     < 0.001c
 Well 10 10 0  
 Moderate 69 55 14  
 Poor 37 2 35  
  1. aindependent-samples t test
  2. bFisher exact test
  3. cchi-square test