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Table 3 The correlation between the menopausal status and the levels of mtDNA in peripheral blood of breast cancer and normal groups

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

Variable Number mtDNA content
Median (Range)
P value
   Menopausal status    
pre 37 1365.30 (0.47-35241.80) 0.024
post 23 262.29 (0.39-5166.60)  
   Menopausal status    
pre 31 1443.15 (136.71-4182.07) 0.396
post 20 1097.52 (66.95-3808.48)  
  1. P values are obtained by using the Mann-Whitney U Test.