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Table 1 Characteristics of cases and healthy persons in this study.

From: Expression of NDRG2 is down-regulated in high-risk adenomas and colorectal carcinoma

  Controls Cases
   Low-risk adenomas High-risk adenomas1 Carcinomas
  n = 15 n = 15 n = 57 n = 50
Men 5 12 40 31
Women 10 3 17 19
Mean age 2 (SD) 57.3 (4.9) 56.7 (4.4) 56.4 (3.8) 71.8 (10.5)
  1. 1A high-risk adenoma is defined as an adenoma measuring ≥ 10 mm in diameter and/or with villous components and/or showing severe dysplasia.
  2. 2There are significant differences in age among the four groups of healthy and affected individuals at 95% confidence level (Kruskal-Wallis test).