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Table 1 Correlation between the clinicopathologic characteristics and expression of SATB1 protein in NPC and NEH

From: Over-expression of the special AT rich sequence binding protein 1 (SATB1) promotes the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: association with EBV LMP-1 expression

Clinical parameters n SATB1 expression χ2 P value
high low
Histological types      
NPC 95 62 33 8.065 0.005*
NEH 24 8 16
Smoking      
Yes 45 30 15 0.743 0.785
No 50 32 18
Gender      
Male 71 48 23 0.680 0.410
Female 24 14 10
Age      
50 46 27 19 1.697 0.193
< 50 49 35 14
Clinical classification      
I-II 15 6 9 5.015 0.025*
III- IV 80 56 24
T classification      
T1 - T2 32 17 15 3.136 0.077
T3 - T4 63 45 18
N classification      
N0 19 8 11 5.618 0.018*
N1-N3 76 54 22
M classification      
M0 81 49 32 4.180Δ 0.041*
M1 14 13 1
  1. NEH: nasopharyngeal epithelial hyperplasia, Δ Continuity corrected χ2 test.
  2. * Significance as indicated.