Table 2.

Association of NDRG2 with clinical factors of patients with CRC

VariableCorrelation coefficient (r)P
Sex0.053a0.429
Age at diagnosis0.084a0.206
BMI0.086a0.192
Smoking status0.098a0.336
Tumor location0.067a0.604
Tumor size0.073a0.269
Differentiation status−0.285b<0.001
Depth of invasion0.014b0.839
Vascular invasion0.097a0.142
Lymph node metastasis−0.316b<0.001
Distant metastasis0.106a0.109
TNM stage−0.241b<0.001
  • aContingency coefficient.

  • bSpearman correlation coefficient.