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Table 1 Patients’ demographics: characteristics of CRC patient and control blood cohorts

From: Potentiality of a triple microRNA classifier: miR-193a-3p, miR-23a and miR-338-5p for early detection of colorectal cancer

Characteristics CRC patient blood cohort Control blood cohort pvaluea
  (n = 112), n (%) (n = 50), n (%)  
Average age (years) 64.4 ± 9.0 61.5 ± 9.3 0.071
Gender Male 67 (59.8%) 24 (48.0%) 0.174
  Female 45 (40.2%) 26 (52.0%)  
Race Malay 26 (23.2%) 15 (30.0%) 0.202
  Chinese 64 (57.1%) 21 (42.0%)  
  Indian 22 (19.6%) 14 (28.0%)  
TNM stage I 25 (22.3%)   
  II 32 (28.6%)   
  III 31 (27.7%)   
  IV 24 (21.4%)   
Tumor location Colon 72 (64.3%)   
  Rectum 40 (35.7%)   
Tumor grading G1 25 (22.3%)   
(adenocarcinoma) G2 76 (67.9%)   
  G3 11 (9.8%)   
  1. a p value for age was calculated by chi-square test; p values for gender and race were calculated by Fisher’s exact test.