Table 2.

Expressions of E-cadherin in normal mucosa, CRC tissues, and metastatic lymph node and livers

Group++++++Total
Normal000 03030a,b
CRC93a,c,d
 Well differentiated03272252e
 Poorly differentiated514200 241e
LN metastasis812151045b,c
Hepatic metastasis440 20 010d
  • aZ = −6.585, P = 0.000.

  • bZ = −6.213, P = 0.043 (Mann-Whitney Test); χ2 = 146.243, V = 4, P = 0.000 (Kruskal-Wallis Test).

  • cZ = −2.019, P = 0.043.

  • dZ = −5.875, P = 0.031.

  • eZ = −5.320, P = 0.000.