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Table 2 Level of mtDNA content in peripheral blood of the control- and breast cancer groups

From: Decreased mitochondrial DNA content in blood samples of patients with stage I breast cancer

  Normal
N = 50
Breast Cancer
N = 60
Change
(ΔΔ Ct)
P value
ΔCt (CtnDNA - CtmtDNA)     
   Median 10.43 9.36   
   Range 6.07-12.03 -1.37-15.11 1.07  
mtDNA content     
   Median 1374.79 654.85   *p = 0.009
   Range 66.95-4182.07 0.39-35241.80 2.10  
Correlation     
(CtnDNA vs CtmtDNA) r = 0.496
**p = 0.000
r = 0.148
**p = 0.259
  
  1. * Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) test; ** Spearman's rho test.