Table 2

Relationships between nuclear AP-2 expression and clinicopathological variables

VariableSample nAP-2 expression (%)χ2dfP
LowaHigha
Stage41212.420.002
 I1603961
 II2135743
 III395941
Lymph node status4126.410.012
 Negative2444555
 Positive1685842
Histological type4206.120.048
 Ductal2705248
 Lobular683763
 Other825545
Histological grade42014.120.001
 I1103961
 II1924852
 III1186436
ER-status419<0.110.927
 Positive3265050
 Negative935149
PR-status418<0.110.860
 Positive2615149
 Negative1575050
Recurrence at 5 yr4209.010.003
 No3444753
 Yes766634
  • a Median as a cutoff value.