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Table 2 The relationship between miR-182 expression and clinicopathological characteristics in human HCC patients

From: Hypoxia-inducible MiR-182 promotes angiogenesis by targeting RASA1 in hepatocellular carcinoma

Variables All patients miR-182 expression P value
(n = 36) lowa higha
Age (years)     
≤55 12 7 5 0.725
>55 24 11 13  
Gender     
Male 28 13 15 0.691
Female 8 5 3  
Size of tumor (cm)     
≤5 16 12 4 0.018*
>5 20 6 14  
Number of tumor     
Single 20 12 9 0.5
Multiple 16 6 9  
Portal vein invasion     
Negative 25 16 9 0.027*
Positive 11 2 9  
TNM staging     
I, II 21 13 8 0.176
III 15 5 10  
Grade     
Well + Moderate 27 15 12 0.09
Poor 9 3 6  
AFP (ng/ml)     
≤400 10 6 4 0.711
>400 26 12 14  
  1. For analysis of correlation between miR-182 expression and clinical features, fisher exact tests were used. Results were considered statistically significant at P <0 .05 *
  2. aThe median expression level was used as the cut-off. Low expression of miR-182 in 18 patients was classified as values below the 50th percentile. High miR-182 expression in 18 patients was classified as values above the 50th percentile