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Table 2 Comparison of laboratory results (mean values) at admission and after 6 weeks for the two groups

From: Factors associated with persistent hypertension after puerperium among women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Mulago hospital, Uganda

Variables Periods Normal BP Mean plus standard deviation Abnormal BP (Persistent Hypertension) Mean plus standard deviation P-value
† Serum uric acid (μmol/l) 365.1 ± 330.1 417.7 ± 200 0.27
At admission 275.3 ± 200.6 317.6 ± 101.9 0.002
After 6 weeks    
† Mean Platelet level (×10 9 /liter) 202.4 ± 79.6 228.9 ± 96 0.051
At admission 241.9 ± 59.2 268.1 ± 79 0.014
After 6 weeks    
† Serum Creatinine (mg/100 ml)   948 ± 67.5 0.004
At admission 72.6 ± 38.4 251.7 ± 1289 0.071
After 6 weeks 55.8 ± 21.3   
† Serum Urea (mg/100 ml)   10.7 ± 24.3 0.066
At admission 5.5 ± 14.3 8.6 ± 17.9 0.361
After 6 weeks 6.5.0 ± 12.5   
*Urine protein at admission    
+ 1.0 (0.7) 0.0 (0.0) 0.165
++ 60 (42.6) 22 (40.7)  
+++ 57 (40.4) 16 (29.6)  
++++ 23 (16.3) 16 (29.6)  
*Urine protein after 6 weeks postpartum    
Negative 104 (74.3) 26 (48.2) 0.000
Trace 22 (15.7) 4 (7.4)  
+ 8 (5.7) 16 (29.6)  
++ 2 (1.4) 3 (3.6)  
+++ 4 (2.9) 5 (9.3)  
  1. Key: *Figures indicate numbers and percentages of participants in both groups
  2. †Figures indicate mean values and the standard deviation
  3. Units for serum creatinine and urea are mg per 100 mls, while those for platelet count are (× 109 per liter.