Table 1.

Clinical correlation of HOTAIR expression with gastric cancer

Clinicopathologic featuresn (= 50; %)Relative HOTAIR expressionP
Gender0.834
 Male27 (54)11.97 (0.89–18.53)
 Female23 (46)12.39 (3.46–22.34)
Tumor site1.234
 Distal third8 (16)8.9 (1.24–14.09)
 Middle third12 (24)7.34 (2.51–8.99)
 Proximal stomach30 (60)7.65 (1.39–14.23)
Differentiation0.038
 Poor33 (66)16.3 (7.23–21.39)
 Moderate/high17 (34)7.96 (0.89–9.95)
Metastatic disease0.021
 M031 (62)8.37 (1.87–34.56)
 M119 (38)30.87 (19.34–41.34)
Lymph node metastasis0.003
 N09 (18)1.09 (0.67–1.39)
 N19 (18)2.98 (0.98–359)
 N214 (28)13.38 (6.79–15.89)
 N318 (36)31.59 (8.96–41.34)

NOTE: Relative HOTAIR expression was calculated as the median of relative expression, with 25th to 75th percentile in parentheses. P < 0.05 was considered significant (Mann–Whitney U test between two groups and Kruskall–Wallis test for three groups).