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Table 1 Demographic findings and tumor characteristics in case and control groups

From: Evaluating pre- and post-operation plasma miRNAs of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients in comparison to benign nodules

  Frequency Percent P-value
Age at surgery (years) Case group Below 45 13 43.3% 0.12
Above 45 17 56.7%
Control group Below 45 17 56.7%
Above 45 13 43.3%
Sex Case group Female 19 63.3% 0.09
Male 11 36.7%
Control group Female 13 43.3%
Male 17 56.7%
BRAFV600E mutation Case group Positive 13 43.3 < 0.001
Negative 17 56.7
Control group Positive 1 3.3
Negative 29 96.7
Involved lobe Case group Right 14 46.7 0.67
Left 12 40
Both 4 13.3
Control group Right 16 53.3
Left 12 40
Both 2 6.7
Tumor/nodule size Case group Below 2 cm 14 46.7 0.39
Above 2 cm 16 53.3
Control group Below 2 cm 12 40
Above 2 cm 18 60
Capsular involvement Case group Yes 4 13.3 0.50
No 26 86.7
Control group Yes 5 16.7
No 25 83.3
Lymph node involvement Case group Yes 10 33.3 < 0.001
No 20 66.7
Control group Yes 0 0
NO 30 100
Lymphadenectomy Case group Yes 9 30 0.001
No 21 70
Control group Yes 0 0
No 30 100