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Table 2 Correlation between AKR1B10 expression levels and the clinicopathologic characteristics of NPC patients

From: Low expression of Aldo–keto reductase 1B10 is a novel independent prognostic indicator for nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Variables AKR1B10 expression levels Sub-total Fisher’s exact tests Correlation analysis
3 2 1 0 Values p values r values p values
Subtotal 15 33 73 79 200     
Age (years)
 ≤45 9 10 31 29 79 4.235 0.239 0.046 0.519
 >45 6 23 42 50 121
Tumor type
 Undifferentiation 6 10 16 43 75 18.008 <0.001 0.212 0.003
 Differentiation 9 23 57 36 125
Neck masses (cm)
 0 8 15 26 33 82 2.765 0.848 0.047 0.510
 >0, ≤3 4 10 15 13 42
 >3 3 8 32 33 76
T-classification
 T1/T2 10 21 33 18 82 36.119 <0.001 -0.399 <0.001
 T3/T4 5 12 40 61 118
N classification
 N0/N1 12 23 37 26 98 19.746 <0.001 -0.311 <0.001
 N2/N3 3 10 36 53 102
Distant metastasis
 Yes 6 6 5 18 35 12.776 0.004 0.011 0.892
 No 9 27 68 61 165
TNM clinical stage
 I–II 12 30 67 66 175 3.569 0.302 0.059 0.420
 III–IV 3 3 6 13 25