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Table 1 The clinical characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients (60 cases in all)

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Ferroportin in the progression and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

Characteristic Number
Age (years) 50.1 ± 8.5
Sex (male/female) 51/9
Etiology (HBV/alcohol/HCV/HBV + HCV/others) 38/5/7/6/4
Potential disease (chronic hepatitis/liver cirrhosis) 9/51
Intrahepatic metastasis (+/−) 12/48
Portal vein invasion (+/−) 11/49
Edmondson-Steiner grading ( I to II/ III to IV) 34/26
TNM staging (I to II/ III to IV) 34/26
AFP (ng/mL) (≤ 400/> 400) 49/11
  1. AFP, alpha-fetoprotein; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus.