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Table 1 The association of miR-296-5p expression levels with the clinical characteristics of the NPC patients

From: MicroRNA-296-5p inhibits cell metastasis and invasion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma by reversing transforming growth factor-β-induced epithelial–mesenchymal transition

Clinical characteristics Patients (n) miR-296 p value
Down-regulation No down-regulation
Gender     p = 0.600
 Male 10 6 4  
 Female 5 4 1  
Age     p = 1.000
 < 50 8 5 3  
 ≥ 50 7 5 2  
Histological subtype     p = 1.000
 Undifferentiated non-keratinizing 13 9 4  
 Differentiated non-keratinizing 2 1 1  
EBV status     p = 0.333
 Positive 14 10 4  
 Negative 1 0 1  
TNM stage     p = 0.251
 I + II 5 2 3  
 III + IV 10 8 2  
Lymphatic metastasis     p = 0.017
 No 5 1 4  
 Yes 10 9 1  
  1. Bold value (p = 0.017) indicates statistical differences