Table 3.

Expressions of vimentin in normal mucosa, CRC tissues, and metastatic lymph nodes and livers

Group++++++Total
Normal300 00 0030a,b
CRC93a,c
 Well differentiated291310052d
 Poorly differentiated0 61913341d
LN metastasis0 72214245b,c
Hepatic metastasis0 30 50 2010e
  • aZ = −5.630, P = 0.000.

  • bZ = −6.693, P = 0.000 (Mann-Whitney Test); χ2 = 59.896, V = 4, P = 0.000 (Kruskal-Wallis Test).

  • cZ = −2.086, P = 0.037.

  • dZ = −3.792, P = 0.000.

  • eZ = −4.382, P = 0.017.