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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with polyps

From: LINE-1 is preferentially hypomethylated within adenomatous polyps in the presence of synchronous colorectal cancer

Group P (n = 45) PC (n = 32) Independent t test, p value
Age 60.4 ± 8.7 68.4 ± 11.0 p = 0.001
Female 38% (17) 44% (14) p = 0.60
Right colon polyp location 55% (25) 68% (22) p = 0.24
Polyp histology
 Tubular 84% (38) 84% (27) p = 0.50
 Tubulovillous or villous 16% (7) 16% (5) p = 0.50
CIMP positive 11% (5) 9% (3) p = 0.60
  1. Right colon location is defined as proximal to the splenic flexure. CIMP positivity defined as three out of six markers methylated
  2. n normal, P polyp without synchronous cancer, PC polyp with synchronous cancer