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Table 2 Biological characteristics

From: Carriage of mutations R462Q (rs 486907) and D541E (rs 627928) of the RNASEL gene and risk factors in patients with prostate cancer in Burkina Faso

Subgroup Cases (n = 38) n (%) Controls (n = 53) n (%) P-value
PSA during this study (ng/ml)
 ≤ 4.0   37 (70)  
 4.1–10.0   11 (21)  
 10.1–20.0   3 (6)  
 > 20   2 (3)  
Mean (SD)   4.16 (4.70)  
PSA at diagnosis (ng/ml)
 ≤ 4.0 0 (0)   
 4.1–10.0 3 (7.9)   
 10.1–20.0 4 (10.5)   < 0.001
 > 20 31 (81.6)   
Mean (SD) 627.85 (1153.42)   
 Gleason score
 < 7 10 (26.3)   
 7 23 (60.5)   < 0.001
 > 7 5 (13.2)   
  1. statistically significant, p ≤ 0.05 is shown in bold
  2. PSA prostate specific antigen, SD standard deviation