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Table 1 General characteristics of breast cancer patients in the study (N = 177)

From: Dietary protein sources and tumoral overexpression of RhoA, VEGF-A and VEGFR2 genes among breast cancer patients

Characteristics Total patients Relative frequency p value
Age at diagnosis    
 Mean ± SD 46.67 ± 9.03   
 < 46 99 56.3  
 ≥ 46 77 43.8 0.097
Menopausal status    
 Premenopausal 116 65.5  
 Postmenopausal 61 34.5 < 0.001
Estrogen receptor    
 Positive 131 86.2  
 Negative 21 13.8 < 0.001
Progesterone receptor    
 Positive 128 84.8  
 Negative 23 15.2 < 0.001
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2    
 Positive 27 18.1  
 Negative 122 81.9 < 0.001
Vascular invasion    
 Positive 94 81  
 Negative 22 19 < 0.001
Axillary lymph node metastasis    
 Positive 99 64.3  
 Negative 55 35.7 < 0.001
Grade    
 I 24 16.4  
 II 107 73.3  
 III 15 10.3 < 0.001
BMI at diagnosis    
 Normal 26 16  
 Overweight 79 48.5  
 Obese 58 35.6 < 0.001
Oral contraceptive use    
 Yes 40 22.7  
 No 136 77.3 < 0.001
  1. Some missing data exist in general characteristics and histopathological status
  2. *Chi-square test was performed to compare the proportion of values between the categories