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Table 4 Relationship between clinicopathological characteristics and BANCR and miR-9 expression in adjacent normal tissue (n = 31)

From: BRAFV600E mutation, BRAF-activated long non-coding RNA and miR-9 expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma, and their association with clinicopathological features

  BANCR (n) P value miR-9 (n) P value
  > 0.01 ≤ 0.01 > 0.01 ≤ 0.01
Sex    0.063    0.185
 Female 1 21   18 4  
 Male 3 6   5 4  
Age (years)    0.621    0.123
 ≤ 45 3 15   11 7  
 > 45 1 12   12 1  
Tumor location    0.007    0.006
 Unilateral 4 6   4 6  
 Bilateral 0 21   19 2  
Tumor size (cm/mean) 2.7 ± 1.3 1.6 ± 0.8 0.031 1.7 ± 0.9 1.8 ± 1.1 0.804
Multifocality    0.007    0.006
 Single 4 6   4 6  
 Multiple (≥ 2) 0 21   19 2  
Extracapsular invasion    0.607    0.412
 No 1 13   9 5  
 Yes 3 14   14 3  
Extrathyroid extension    0.268    0.642
 No 2 21   16 7  
 Yes 2 6   7 1  
Hashimoto’s disease    0.561    0.298
 No 4 21   17 8  
 Yes 0 6   6 0  
Central LNM    0.295    0.66
 No 0 9   6 3  
 Yes 4 18   17 5  
Lateral LNM    0.268    0.178
 No 2 21   19 4  
 Yes 2 6   4 4  
TNM stage    0.490    0.640
 T1 2 15   12 5  
 T2 0 6   4 2  
 T3 2 6   7 1  
  1. LNM lymph node metastasis, TNM tumor-node-metastasis