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Table 1 Distribution of known variables of conjunctival neoplasia cases and controls

From: Telomerase promoter mutations in human immunodeficiency virus-related conjunctiva neoplasia

  Conjunctiva neoplastic tissues Conjunctiva control tissuea P value
N = 72 (%) N = 53 (%)
Sex 0.031
 M 29 (40.3) 32 (60.4)  
 F 43 (59.7) 21 (39.6)  
Age 1.000
 ≤ 30 years 33 (45.8) 24 (45.3)  
 > 30 years 39 (54.2) 29 (54.7)  
TERT promoter mutations 0.0001
 Yes 23 (31.9) 1 (1.9)  
 No 49 (68.1) 52 (98.1)  
HIV serology 0.141
 Positive 48 (66.7) 28 (52.8)  
 Negative 24 (33.3) 25 (47.2)  
  1. aThe control group comprises one benign lesion (conjunctiva papilloma) from an HIV-negative subject