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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: Regulation of apoptosis is impaired in atrophic gastritis associated with gastric cancer

  Controls AG/IM GC- AG/IM GC +* GC P
N 20 20 18 18 NS
Age (years ± SD) 55.8 ± 15.3 64.2 ± 14.6 54.7 ± 7.72 54.7 ± 7.72 <0.05
Sex (M), (%) 11 (55%) 10 (50%) 13 (72%) 13 (72%) NS
Hp Status, positive (%) 0 12 (60%) 15 (83%) 15 (83%) <0.05
  1. We selected patients with 4 histological defined conditions: gastric cancer intestinal type (GC), atrophic gastritis with intestinal metaplasia in adjacent mucosa to gastric cancer (AG/IM GC+), atrophic gastritis with intestinal metaplasia in patients without gastric cancer (AG/IM GC-) and control biopsy samples of non-transformed gastric mucosa. Parameters were analyzed using ANOVA, t Student for unpaired data and Chi-square-test for categorical data, (significance p < 0.05, NS: not significant). *in patients with GC, we considered as separated group samples from tumor and from adjacent mucosa