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Table 2 Correlation between AFAP1-AS1 expression and clinical characteristics in patients with PC

From: Cross-talk among AFAP1-AS1, ACVR1 and microRNA-384 regulates the stemness of pancreatic cancer cells and tumorigenicity in nude mice

Characteristics Cases AFAP1-AS1
Positive cases (%) χ2 p
Gender    0.592 0.442
 Male 39 34 (87.18)   
 Female 36 28 (77.78)   
Age (years)    0.852 0.356
  < 50 29 22 (75.86)   
  ≥ 50 46 40 (86.96)   
TMN stage    3.916 0.048
 II 42 31 (73.81)   
 III 33 31 (93.94)   
Lymph node metastasis    5.701 0.017
 Yes 37 35 (94.59)   
 No 38 27 (71.05)   
Tumor size (cm)    5.396 0.020
  < 5 cm 33 23 (69.70)   
  ≥ 5 cm 42 39 (92.86)   
Differentiation degree    0.812 0.368
 Poor 25 22 (88.00)   
 Moderate 22 18 (81.82)   
 High 28 22 (78.57)   
Local infiltration    0.729 0.393
 Yes 34 30 (88.24)   
 No 41 32 (78.05)   
  1. Note: AFAP1-AS1, actin filament-associated protein 1 antisense RNA 1; PC, pancreatic cancer; TNM, tumor-node-metastasis. N = 75