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Table 1 The correlation between miR-138 expression and clinicopathological parameters of colorectal cancer

From: Down-regulation of miR-138 promotes colorectal cancer metastasis via directly targeting TWIST2

  miR-138 expression  
Clinipathological parameters Cases (n = 187) Low (n = 93) High (n = 94) P*
Age (years)     
 ≤56 93 44(47.3%) 49(52.7%) 0.510
 >56 94 49(52.1%) 45(47.9%)  
Sex     
 male 104 55(52.9%) 49(47.1%) 0.335
 female 83 38(45.8%) 45(54.2%)  
CEA Level     
 0 ~ 5 ng/ml 99 40(40.4%) 59(59.6%) 0.428
 >5 ng/ml 88 32(36.4%) 56(63.6%)  
CA199 Level     
 0 ~ 35 u/ml 136 65(47.8%) 71(52.2%) 0.254
 >35 u/ml 47 27(57.4%) 20(42.6%)  
Tumor Site     
 Colon 101 47(46.5%) 54(53.5%) 0.343
 Rectum 86 46(53.5%) 40(46.5%)  
Tumor Size (cm)     
 ≤5 122 60(49.2%) 62(50.8%) 0.466
 >5 62 29(46.8%) 33(53.2%)  
Differentiation     
 Well/Moderate 144 61(42.4%) 83(57.6%) 0.209
 Poor 43 27(62.8%) 16(37.2%)  
pN     
 0 109 37(33.9%) 72(66.1%) 0.000*
 ≥1 78 56(71.8%) 22(28.2%)  
pT     
 T1 + T2 47 27(46.9%) 20(53.1%) 0.105
 T3 + T4 141 79(56.0%) 62(44.0%)  
Distant metastasis     
 M0 161 79(49.1%) 82(50.9%) 0.002*
 M1 26 22(84.6%) 4(15.4%)  
  1. 2 Test.