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Table 2 Comparison of laboratory parameters among three groups

From: Case control study: magnetic resonance spectroscopy of brain in HIV infected patients

Variable Healthy controls Asymptomatic HIV HIV with CNS lesion p-value Post-hoc comparison
   I vs II I vs III II vs III
  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3     
  n = 30 n = 20 n = 21     
Age 34.33 ± 12.5 36.95 ± 13.1 37.29 ± 10.6 0.63    
Respiratory rate Per minute 15.8 ± 1.1 15.4 ± 1.1 16.6 ± 2.2 0.04 1.00 0.19 0.04
Systolic blood pressure in mmHg 121.67 ± 7.47 118.5 ± 7.42 112 ± 12.55 0.002 0.72 0.001 0.08
CD4 count/ul   257.40 ± 129.09 106.95 ± 86.94 0.0001    
Hemoglobin gm/dl 14.49 ± 1.57 12.46 ± 1.28 10.68 ± 2.69 0.0001 0.001 0.001 0.01
Serum Calcium Meq/L 9.16 ± 0.6 8.56 ± 0.77 8.16 ± 0.64 0.0001 0.007 0.001 0.18
Serum sodium Meg/L 140.03 ± 4.04 138.05 ± 4.51 134.76 ± 5.52 0.0008 0.43 0.001 0.72
Serum albumin gm/dl 4.56 ± 0.77 3.89 ± 0.81 3.36 ± 0.61 0.0001 0.008 0.001 0.72
Serum globulin gm/dl 2.43 ± 0.59 3 ± 0.46 3.6 ± 0.98 0.0001 0.01 0.001 0.72
LDL mg/dl 100.37 ± 15.33 103.7 ± 20.9 126.62 ± 20.9 0.0001 1 0.001 0.001
  1. Oneway ANOVA followed by post-hoc comparison with Bonferroni correction