Table 2

Distribution of MMP-3 gene promoter polymorphism in patients and controls

Data are expressed as absolute value (genotype frequency, %). χ2 = 4.97, P = 0.083.

MMP-3PatientsControls
n = 86%n = 110%
5A/5A24282220
5A/6A47545449
6A/6A15183431
5A frequencya0.550.44
  • a P = 0.035; OR, 1.53; 95% CI, 1.02–2.29.