Table 1: Characteristics of the investigated studies of the association of Mink S38G gene polymorphism and atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Chinese population.

AuthorYearAFControlMatching criteriaSample size (AF/control)

Lai et al. [7]200273764184446Age, sex, BMI, ethnicity108/108
Ni et al. [10]200433754104872Age, sex, ethnicity94/130
Zeng et al. [8]200510607123100115Age, sex, ethnicity141/238
Qu and Yin [9]200862631153217Age, sex, ethnicity63/64
Xu et al. [11]200896177165675Age, sex, BMI, ethnicity147/147
Yao et al. [12]20112811715840159129Age, sex, BMI, ethnicity303/328

AF: atrial fibrillation; BMI: body mass index.
Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism genotyping method and case-control study design have been adopted in all of the above studies.