Table 4

Association between serum adiponectin levels and clinicopathological characteristics in breast cancer patients

Adiponectin level (μg/ml)≤6.9>6.9P
Number (%)Number (%)
Tumor size
 ≤2 cm14 (30)30 (59)
 >2 cm33 (70)21 (41)0.004
Lymph node metastasis
 Negative36 (75)40 (77)
 Positive12 (25)12 (23)0.82
Histological grade
 17 (16)19 (37)
 2+338 (84)33 (63)0.02
ER
 Positive20 (44)30 (61)
 Negative25 (56)19 (39)0.10