Table 4: Relationship between AFP mRNA expression and clinicopathological parameters in HCC tissues.

Parameter+ (%)AFP mRNA  
value
OR (95% CI)

Total38 (60.3)
AFP (μg/L)
 <202 (15.4).00114.14 (2.78–72.05)
 >2036 (72)
Tumor size (cm)
 ≤59 (50).291.81 (.60–5.49)
 >529 (64.4)
Background liver
 Without cirrhosis22 (71).09 .41 (.15–1.16)
 With cirrhosis16 (50)
Grade
 I-II29 (67.4).09.40 (.13–1.17)
 III-IV9 (45)
Metastasis
 Without21 (60).951.03 (.37–2.85)
 With17 (60.7)

AFP: alpha-fetoprotein, CI: confidence interval, HCC: hepatocellular carcinoma, and OR: odds ratio.