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Table 2 Telomerase activity and clinical variables in non-small cell lung cancers

From: Telomere length and telomerase activity in non-small cell lung cancer prognosis: clinical usefulness of a specific telomere status

Variable N° of cases Telomerase activity P; Chi-square test
Negative Positive
Gender 142    
 Female 12 4 8 0.034
 Male 130 15 115
TNM stage 142    
 I 86 12 74 0.042
 II 9 1 8
 IIIA 38 2 36
 IIIB 5 2 3
 IV 4 2 2  
Size of the primary tumour, T 142    
 T1 22 3 19 0.126
 T2 91 11 80
 T3 22 2 20
 T4 7 3 4
Lymph node dissemination, N 142    
 N0 102 13 89 0.838
 N1 11 1 10
 N2 28 5 23
 N3 1 0 1
Tumour metastasis, M 142    
 Absence, M0 138 17 121 0.029
 Presence, M1 4 2 2
Histology 141a    
 Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) 79 8 71 0.019
 Adenocarcinoma (AD) 56 7 49
 Large cell undifferentiated carcinoma (LCUC) 6 3 3
  1. aMissing data