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Table 3 Relationship Between Serum Levels of MMP-1, −7 and −9 and Demographic Parameters

From: Relevance of matrix metalloproteases in non-small cell lung cancer diagnosis

Marker Gendera Agea Smoking Historya, c
  Male (n = 130) Female (n = 63c) P b ≤64 years (n = 97) >64 years (n = 96) P b Yes (n = 136) No (n = 41) P b
MMP-1 (pg/mL) 6061.80 7572.03 0.799 6146.60 6384.94 0.682 5872.18 7683.08 0.700
1207.70–41,668.33 935.32–24,851.96   1081.81–32,677.57 935.32–41,668.33   1271.24–41,668.33 935.32–24, 851.96  
MMP-7 (pg/mL) 24,238.56 23,035.24 0.777 20,810.85 27,700.03 <0.001 24,411.99 22,974.55 0.349
5026.14–79,977.27 5383.18–72,191.16   5026.14–72,191.16 5383.18–79,977.27   5026.14–79,977.27 5383.18–59,232.82  
MMP-9 (ng/mL) 273.18 201.75 0.010 228.04 260.42 0.477 265.73 201.75 0.060
21.06–3611.59 11.07–3300.50   11.07–3611.59 52.79–1883.70   21.06–3611.59 11.07–3300.50  
  1. aMedian and range values provided
  2. bMann-Whitney U test for the comparison between gender, age and smoking groups