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Table 2 Prevalence of Xq21.33 in different populations

From: Is the HERV-K HML-2 Xq21.33, an endogenous retrovirus mutated by gene conversion of chromosome X in a subset of African populations, associated with human breast cancer?

 CaucasianAfricanAfrican American(chi square test, p value)
No BrC0/8 0/9 
Ghana BRC 6/87  
Nigeria BrC + no BRC 49/435  
Pygmy 1/6  
African American BrC (women)  6/51 
African American aPCa (men)  3/42 
HIV+0/6 1/3(men) 0/8 women 
Total0/109 (0%)56/528 (10.6)10/113 (8.8%%) 
  1. aPCA Prostate Cancer
  2. Detection of HERV-K HML-2 Xq21.33 virus in the DNA of populations from African and Caucasian ancestry. The P values shows the statistical significance difference of Xq21.33 virus detection between Caucasian individuals and population from African ancestry. The statistical test Chi-square without Yates correction was used. The X2 and p values are indicated. Caucasian Vs African, (X2 = 16.094, p < 0.0001). Caucasian Vs African American, (X2 = 14.959, p < 0.0001)