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Table 4 Frequency of hTERT-VNTR2-2nd and risk of prostate cancer by age

From: Short rare hTERT-VNTR2-2nd alleles are associated with prostate cancer susceptibility and influence gene expression

  Male controls Prostate cancer cases OR (95% CI); P
Age at diagnosis Total cases Rare alleles Total cases Rare alleles Reference (Controls of the same age)
Younger (<65 years) 185 0 (0%) 103 5 (4.9%) ND; P = 0.002*
Older (≥65 years) 236 2 (0.9%) 226 3 (1.3%) 1.57 (0.26-9.46); P = 0.62
Reference (Older group) ND; P = 0.21 3.79 (0.89-16.03); P = 0.05  
  1. * Statistically significant (P < 0.05)