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Table 1 Demography and clinical features of NSCLC patients and healthy subjects

From: MicroRNA-223 delivered by platelet-derived microvesicles promotes lung cancer cell invasion via targeting tumor suppressor EPB41L3

Variable   Normal volunters (N = 20) NSCLC patients (N = 20) p-value
  NO. % NO. % (LC vs Health)
Average age (years)   60.6 ± 8.93   63.57 ± 10.26   0.535
Sex (male)   14 70 12 60 0.612
Smoking status current 9 45 10 50 0.798
  Ever 2 10 3 15  
  Never 9 45 7 35  
Histological type Adenocarinoma    6 30  
  Squamous cell carcinoma    10 50  
  Large cell carcinoma    4 20  
Stage I/II    5 25  
  III    6 30  
  IV    9 45  
  1. Statistical comparison was performed by using Student’s t-test.