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Table 3 Mann-Whitney U test of effect of maternal peripheral malaria on maternal and neonatal haematological and inflammatory status

From: Malaria during pregnancy and foetal haematological status in Blantyre, Malawi

  Infected median (IQRa) n (total n: 29) Uninfected median (IQR) n (total n: 61) p
Maternal
Hb (g/dL) 10.8 (10.1 – 11.2) 29 12.1 (11.1 – 13.1)61 <0.001 b
sTfR (μg/ml) 5.7 (3.8 – 9.2) 29 6.6 (4.9 – 9.7) 61 0.460
ferritin (ng/ml) 95.3 (42.3 – 180.8) 29 16.5 (6.0 – 33.1) 61 0.001 b
TNF-α (pg/ml) 22.9 (7.9 – 72.1) 29 1.8 (0.0 – 24.4) 61 0.001 b
TGF-β (ng/ml) 11.0 (6.0 – 15.9) 29 15.5 (9.6 – 18.3) 55 0.027
CRP (μg/ml) 85.0 (59.2 – 195.4) 29 7.6 (2.8 – 26.2) 61 <0.001 b
Epo (mU/L) 60.6 (41.0 – 98.5) 29 32.7 (21.6 – 52.6) 61 0.001 b
Cord
Hb (g/dL) 15.9 (14.5 – 16.9) 22 15.6 (14.5 – 17.1) 48 0.849
sTfR (μg/ml) 6.7 (4.8 – 9.9) 29 7.8 (4.9 – 9.7) 60 0.430
ferritin (ng/ml) 135.5 (66.7 – 276.3) 29 99.0 (39.4 – 158.7) 60 0.040
TNF-α (pg/ml) 1.0 (0.0 – 8.4) 28 2.7 (0.0 – 16.6) 59 0.371
TGF-β (ng/ml) 17.8 (13.5 – 24.0) 15 27.7 (20.7 – 31.9) 32 0.019
CRP (μg/ml) 1.5 (0.7 – 1.7) 28 1.0 (0.0 – 1.6) 61 0.169
Epo (mU/L) 27.1 (13.4 – 58.9) 29 25.8 (12.5 – 39.1) 61 0.641
  1. a IQR: Inter-quartile range
  2. b Significant after Bonferroni's adjustment for multiple comparisons.
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