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Table 2 Characteristics of IBD patients and controls

From: MicroRNA signatures differentiate Crohn’s disease from ulcerative colitis

  CD UC Controls
No. of patients (total) 42 41 35
Patient specimens    
  Pinch biopsies 33 23 34
  Blood 30 30 30
  Saliva 5 5 5
Sex    
  Male, n (%) 20 (47.6) 28 (68.3) 13 (37.1)
  Female, n (%) 22 (52.4) 13 (31.7) 22 (62.9)
Age (y)    
  Mean 42.7 47.6 56.6
   Male 46.7 50.3 55.4
   Female 39 41.8 57.4
  Range 18-71 18-88 26-82
   Male 18-71 27-88 26-82
   Female 19-65 18-62 34-75