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Table 4 Mann-Whitney U test of effect of placental malaria on markers of neonatal haematological, inflammatory, and hypoxic status

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

  Infected median (IQRa) n (total n: 32) Uninfected median (IQR) n (total n: 58)  
Cord
Hb (g/dL) 15.4 (13.7 – 16.8) 25 16.0 (15.0 – 17.1) 45 p = 0.128
sTfR (μg/ml) 6.7 (5.1 – 9.9) 32 7.7 (4.3 – 9.6) 58 p = 0.765
ferritin (ng/ml) 129.0 (61.9 – 248.6) 32 101.0 (41.2 – 210.8) 57 p = 0.184
TNF-α (pg/ml) 1.7 (0.0 – 5.6) 30 2.7 (0.0 – 15.9) 57 p = 0.552
TGF-β (ng/ml) 19.5 (15.6 – 30.3) 16 26.8 (17.9 – 31.8) 31 p = 0.080
CRP (μg/ml) 1.5 (0.7 – 1.6) 31 1.0 (0.0–1.6) 58 p = 0.289
Epo (mU/L) 25.4 (13.4 – 58.1) 32 27.5 (12.5 – 45.1) 58 p = 0.940
Cortisol (μg/ml) 421.0 (283.5 – 538.5) 32 511.0 (324.0 – 677.5) 53 p = 0.425
Placenta
Cortisol (μg/ml) 191.0 (155.5 – 251.0) 29 172.0 (132.0 – 248.5) 53 p = 0.357
CRH (pg/ml) 90.0 (42.5 – 126.4) 24 72.3 (41.5 – 116.3) 43 p = 0.421
  1. a IQR: Inter-quartile range
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