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Table 2 Clinicopathologic characteristics of patient samples and expression of MMP9 in NPC

From: Increased expression of MMP9 is correlated with poor prognosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

  N (%)
Gender  
   Male 116 (70.7)
   Female 48 (29.3)
Age (y)  
   <50 83 (50.6)
   ≥50 81 (49.4)
Smoking  
   Yes 39 (23.8)
   No 125 (76.2)
T classification  
   T1-T2 116 (70.3)
   T3-T4 48 (29.3)
N classification  
   N0-N1 74 (45.1)
   N2-N3 90 (54.9)
Distant metastasis  
   Yes 8 (5.1)
   No 156 (94.9)
Clinical stage  
   I~II 55 (33.5)
   III~IV 109 (66.50)
Status at follow-up  
   Alive 102 (62.2)
   Death secondary to NPC 62 (38.8)
Expression of MMP9  
   High expression 127 (77.4)
   Low expression 37 (22.6)