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Table 4 Correlation between MK ratios and clinicopathological features

From: Diagnostic performance of Midkine ratios in fine-needle aspirates for evaluation of Cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules

Clinicopathology MK TG MK/TG FT4 MK/FT4 FT4/MK
r p r p r p r p r p r p
Number of nodules −0.070 0.394 0.065 0.433 −0.116 0.158 0.062 0.451 −0.081 0.325 0.081 0.325
aMTD 0.352 0.000* −0.105 0.199 0.359 0.000* −0.180 0.027* 0.374 0.000* −0.374 0.000*
bETE 0.105 0.170 −0.235 0.002* 0.278 0.000* −0.215 0.004* 0.235 0.002* −0.235 0.002*
T stage 0.221 0.003* −0.164 0.031* 0.319 0.000* −0.151 0.048* 0.303 0.000* −0.303 0.000*
N stage 0.254 0.002* 0.027 0.742 0.166 0.042* −0.046 0.578 0.193 0.018* −0.193 0.018*
  1. a MTD maximum tumor diameter, b ETE extrathyroidal extension
  2. *P<0.05