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Table 1 Correlation between DNMT3a expression and clinicopathological characteristics of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

From: MiR-29c regulates the expression of miR-34c and miR-449a by targeting DNA methyltransferase 3a and 3b in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Variable No. of patients (n, %) DNMT3a Chi-squared test
   Low Exp (n, %) High Exp (n, %) P-value
Age (years)     
 <45 25 22 (88) 3 (12) 0.0557
 >45 43 32 (74.4) 11 (25.6)  
Gender     
 Male 54 43 (79.6) 11 (20.4) 0.0652
 Female 14 10 (71.4) 4 (28.6)  
Stage     
 TNM I-II 16 13 (81.2) 3 (18.8) 0.0012*
 TNM III-IV 39 27 (69.2) 12 (30.8)  
 Unknown 13 10 (76.9) 3 (32.1)  
  1. *p < 0.05 was significant statistically