Table 1

Correlation of clinicophthologic variables with MUC2 mRNA in HCC
Variable No.(74) Mean-Δct(± SE) P value*
Gender Male 65 −4.63 (± 0.62) 0.722
Female 9 −5.27 (± 1.89)
Age(y) > = 40 59 −5.57 (± 0.67) < 0.001
< 40 15 −1.29 (± 0.80)
HBV history Yes 43 1.07 (± 0.65) 0.393
No 31 1.89 (± 0.68)
Differentiation G1 62 −4.61 (± 0.65) 0.733
G2-3 12 −5.17 (± 1.44)
Cirrhosis Yes 39 −4.22 (± 0.82) 0.391
No 35 −5.24 (± 0.86)
Tobacco Yes 33 −5.04 (± 0.88) 0.609
No 41 −4.43 (± 0.80)
Alcohol Yes 14 −4.01 (± 1.32) 0.572
No 60 −4.87 (± 0.66)
HBV (copy/ml) > = 105 25 −6.69 (± 1.08) 0.015
< 105 49 −3.69 (± 0.67)
AFP (μg/l) > = 30 45 −3.73 (± 0.75) 0.040
< 30 29 −6.25 (± 0.94)

* Statistical significance determined using the independent samples test.

Ling et al.

Ling et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2013 14:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-14-14

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