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Table 3 Correlation between AFP-L3% and other parameters using Pearson’s correlation coefficient in the patients’ group

From: α-Fetoprotein (AFP)-L3% and transforming growth factor B1 (TGFB1) in prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after radiofrequency

 AFPL3%
Pre-RFAPost-RFA
rp valuerp value
Age (years)0.0770.637− 0.2090.196
INR0.1470.365− 0.0370.820
Total bilirubin0.1470.366− 0.0240.885
Albumin− 0.2420.133− 0.1170.472
ALT0.0620.7050.1590.328
AST− 0.0930.5690.1210.455
Tumor size by millimeters0.1450.371− 0.2630.101
Tumor recurrence0.2480.123.953< 0.001
Alkaline phosphatase− 0.1650.3080.2380.139
Urea0.1600.3260.1680.299
Creatinine0.2860.0740.1140.484
Ascites− 0.1370.401− 0.1210.458
MELD0.2860.0730.0620.705
Child-Pugh class0.0330.839− 0.0370.819
Platelet count− 0.0150.925− 0.0990.544