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Table 5 Correlation study of the studied genes

From: Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR and HOTTIP as potential biomarkers for hepatitis C virus genotype 4-induced hepatocellular carcinoma

 HOTAIRHOTTIP
 Correlation coefficientSig.
(2-tailed)
Correlation coefficientSig.
(2-tailed)
HOTAIR  0.652**‡0.001
HOTTIP0.652**‡0.001  
Age0.231*‡0.0440.2020.078
Sex−0.2110.065−0.2210.054
AFP0.481**‡0.0010.400**‡0.001
Albumin−0.304**‡0.007−0.392**‡0.001
T. bil0.1160.3160.1330.248
D. bil0.1640.1540.1230.286
ALT0.394**‡0.0010.228*‡0.046
AST0.2000.0810.1880.102
ALP0.402**‡0.0010.452**‡0.001
UREA0.227*‡0.0470.307**‡0.007
CREAT0.1870.1030.2220.052
PT0.483**‡0.0010.458**‡0.001
PC−0.411**‡0.001−0.306**‡0.007
INR0.379**‡0.0010.340**‡0.002
HB−0.1720.135−0.2000.08
WBCs0.1040.3690.1750.128
Platelets−0.418**‡0.001−0.330**‡0.003
  1. All parametric parameters were analyzed by Pearson’s correlation test, while all nonparametric parameters were analyzed by Spearman rho (rank correlation)
  2. (r) Initial is calculated regarding Pearson’s correlation test
  3. Results of correlation studies depending on the correlation coefficient values (r) as follows: weak < 0.24; fair 0.25–0.49; moderate 0.5–0.74; strong 0.75–1
  4. Alkaline phosphates (ALP), hemoglobin (HB), white blood cells (WBCs), ultrasound (U/S), alanine aminotrasferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), total bilirubin (T.Bil), direct bilirubin (D.Bil), prothrombin time (PT), prothrombin concentration (PC) and international normalized ratio (INR)
  5. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)
  6. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)