Table 1

Presenting clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with HD

BAX expression knownBAX expression unknownP
No.%No.%
All patients2601001505100
Age
 Mean34NAa35NA0.7b
 Range6–74NA4–88NA
Male sex14455843560.8
B-symptoms75/26029539/1501360.03
Histology
 Classical HD
  Nodular sclerosis19575118369
  Mixed cellularity481836821
  Lymphocyte depletion10.5191
  Unclassified62251
 Lymphocyte predominance1041318
Ann Arbor stage0.4
 I421628416
 II1254886049
 III602335420
 IV331326715
High-serum LDH93/25437347/1083320.2
High-serum β2-microglobulin31/18717128/748170.9
Inguinal or iliac node involvement49/26019272/1478180.9
Mediastinal mass ratio > 0.4528/2201352/56690.15
Low serum albumin25/25010212/1237170.004
Anemia97/26037685/1478460.007
  • a NA, not applicable.

  • b Evaluated by Mann-Whitney test. Fisher’s exact test was used for all other comparisons.