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Table 2 Comparison of patients with undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma according to sCD40L levels and personal characteristics and presenting clinical features. North-East Italy, 1994–2003.

From: High serum levels of soluble CD40-L in patients with undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma: pathogenic and clinical relevance

Characteristic§ Levels of sCD40L
  High Medium-Low p
  No. (%) No. %  
Age:      
   <= 39 8 (40.0) 8 (20.0)  
   40–54 9 (45.0) 14 (35.0)  
   >= 55 3 (15.0) 18 (45.0) 0.02
Sex:      
   Men 16 (80.0) 28 (68.3)  
   Women 4 (20.0) 13 (31.7) 0.51
T:      
   1 4 (20.0) 9 (23.1)  
   2A-2B 8 (40.0) 18 (46.2)  
   3–4 8 (40.0) 12 (30.8) 0.78
N:      
   0 2 (10.0) 11 (28.9)  
   1 10 (50.0) 12 (31.6)  
   2–3 8 (40.0) 15 (39.5) 0.36
M:      
   0 13 (68.4) 38 (95.0)  
   1 6 (31.6) 2 (5.0) 0.01
Stage:      
   I-II 6 (31.6) 14 (42.4)  
   III-IVa-IVb 7 (36.8) 17 (51.5)  
   IVc 6 (31.6) 2 (6.1) 0.11
LMP-1 expression      
   Negative cases 23 (95.8) 19 (70.4)  
   Positive cases 1 (4.2) 8 (29.6) 0.03
  1. §In some items, the sum does not add up to the total because of missing values