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Table 2 Comparison of serum adiponectin levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood according to different modes of delivery (n = 75)

From: Adiponectin levels in maternal serum and umbilical cord blood at birth by mode of delivery: relationship to anthropometric measurements and fetal sex

Serum adiponectin levels (μg/ml) Vaginal delivery (n = 40) Cesarean section (n = 35) P-value
Maternal adiponectin (μg/ml) 8.52 ± 3.70a 6.46 ± 2.45a < 0.001b
Umbilical cord blood adiponectin (μg/ml) 8.33 ± 4.72a 7.33 ± 3.12a 0.51b
  1. a, mean ± SD; b, Mann-Whitney