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Table 3 Association of IL-1β expression and clinicopathological variables

From: Production of IL1-beta by ovarian cancer cells induces mesothelial cell beta1-integrin expression facilitating peritoneal dissemination

  Number of patients IL-1β high expression (%) IL-1β low expression (%) P- value (χ2 test)
Ovarian cancer (stage 1+2) 96 31 (32.2) 65 (67.8)  
Age (years)     
   < 50 45 12 (26.7) 31 (73.2)  
   > 51 51 19 (37.2) 34 (62.8) 0.471
Histological type     
   Serous 25 5 (20.0) 20 (80)  
   Mucinous 24 9 (37.5) 15 (62.5)  
   Endometroid 26 8 (30.7) 18 (69.3)  
   Clear cell 21 9 (42.8) 12 (57.1) 0.372
Ascites     
   Negative 52 15 (28.8) 37 (71.2)  
   Positive 54 16 (36.7) 28 (63.2) 0.432