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Table 1 Clinical and histopathological characteristics of the colon adenoma patients, colon cancer patients and health controls

From: Serum MicroRNA profile in patients with colon adenomas or cancer

Characteristics Health Adenoma Cancer P value
Sex Male 11 11 12 0.934
Female 9 9 8  
Age ≤60 10 10 12 0.765
>60 10 10 8  
Histological grade Low 20 8 0.00
Middle or high 0 12  
Tumor invasion depth (T) T1/T2 20 9 0.00
T3/T4 0 11  
Lymph node metastasis (N) Yes 0 12 0.00
No 20 8  
TNM stage I/II 20 9 0.00
III/IV 0 11