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Table 2 Telomere length parameters of MDS patients and normal control

From: Short telomere length and its correlation with gene mutations in myelodysplastic syndrome

Parameters Average ± SD P value
MDS (n = 58) NC (n = 23)
Age 63.7 ± 14.6 60.9 ± 9.5 0.175
Gender (M/F) 37:21 16:7 0.796
No. of cells assessed for telomere lengths 77.6 ± 38.9 98.1 ± 26.3 0.004
Telomere lengths (T/C ratio)
 Minimum 1.97 ± 1.47 4.41 ± 1.36 <0.001
 25th percentile (Q1) 5.49 ± 3.04 11.79 ± 3.06 <0.001
 Median 8.56 ± 4.45 15.92 ± 3.93 <0.001
 Average 10.08 ± 4.73 17.29 ± 4.42 <0.001
 Average of 0–10 percentile 2.95 ± 1.76 6.64 ± 1.74 <0.001
 Standard Deviation 6.67 ± 3.01 8.07 ± 2.73 0.018
 Cells under the 10th percentile of the NC (%) 52.1 ± 24.9   
  1. MDS myelodysplastic syndrome, NC normal control