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Table 2 Patients’ demographics: characteristics of the subset of paired cancer tissue from CRC patients

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

Characteristics Subset of paired cancer tissue
  (n = 60), n (%)
Average age (years) 63.8 ± 10.6
Gender Male 33 (55.0%)
  Female 27 (45.0%)
Race Malay 10 (16.7%)
  Chinese 38 (63.3%)
  Indian 12 (20.0%)
TNM stage I 0
  II 20 (33.3%)
  III 20 (33.3%)
  IV 20 (33.3%)
Tumor location Colon 60 (100.0%)
  Rectum 0
Tumor grading G1 13 (21.7%)
(adenocarcinoma) G2 43(71.7%)
  G3 4 (6.7%)