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Table 1 Correlation between the expression level of FER1L4 and clinicopathological features in 80 PTC patients

From: Long noncoding RNA FER1L4 promotes the malignant processes of papillary thyroid cancer by targeting the miR-612/ Cadherin 4 axis

Characteristics Cases (%) FER1L4 expression P value*
n = 80 Low (n = 40) High (n = 40)
Age (year)     
 ≤ 45 43 (53.75) 23 20 0.327
 > 45 37 (46.25) 17 20  
Gender     
 Male 18 (22.50) 8 10 0.395
 Female 62 (77.5) 32 30  
Tumor size (cm)    
 ≤ 2 69 (86.25) 37 32 0.096
 > 2 11 (13.75) 3 8  
Lymph node metastasis   
 N0 32 (40.00) 21 11 0.020
 N1a + N1b 48 (60.00) 19 29  
Extrathyroidal extension   
 Yes 12 (15.00) 2 10 0.013
 No 68 (85.00) 38 30  
TNM stage    
 I + II 63 (78.75) 36 27 0.013
 III + IV 17 (21.25) 4 13  
  1. * Chi-square detection
  2. Significant results were in bold