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Table 1 Univariate analyses of factors associated with effectiveness of abdominal compression

From: Magnitude and influencing factors of respiration-induced liver motion during abdominal compression in patients with intrahepatic tumors

Clinicopathological factors Breath amplitude in CC direction p-value
≤5 mm >5 mm
Gender, n (%)
 Male 17 (41.5%) 24 (58.5%) 0.041*
 Female 9 (75.0%) 3 (25.0%)
Age, n (%)
  ≤ 50 y 11 (55.0%) 9 (45.0%) 0.500
  > 50 y 15 (45.5%) 18 (54.5%)
BMI, n (%)
  < 25 kg/m2 23 (62.2%) 14 (37.8%) 0.004*
  ≥ 25 kg/m2 3 (18.7%) 13 (81.3%)
TACE, n (%)
 Yes 15 (51.7%) 14 (48.3%) 0.669
 No 11 (45.8%) 13 (54.2%)
Postoperative recurrence, n (%)
 Yes 10 (45.5%) 12 (54.5%) 0.659
 No 16 (51.6%) 15 (48.4%)
Liver tumor location, n (%)
 Right lobe 18 (50.0%) 18 (50.0%) 0.691
 Left lobe 2 (33.3%) 4 (66.7%)
 Left and right lobe 6 (54.5%) 5 (45.5%)
Intrahepatic lesions, n (%)
 Solitary 15 (48.4%) 16 (51.6%) 0.908
 Multiple 11 (50.0%) 11 (50.0%)
Tumor diameter, n (%)
  ≤ 5 cm 19 (48.7%) 20 (51.3%) 0.934
  > 5 cm 7 (50.0%) 7 (50.0%)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, CC cranial-caudal, TACE transarterial chemoembolization. * statistically significant values