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Table 1 A comparison of maternal characteristics in PE and Control groups

From: Preeclampsia in pregnancy affecting the stemness and differentiation potency of haematopoietic stem cell of the umbilical cord blood

Parameter PE (n = 32) Control (n = 38) P Value
Mother’s age 33.0 (29–36) 29.0 (27–32) 0.008§
Body mass index (BMI) 26.51 ± 3.98 22.84 ± 3.61 < 0.0005¥
Pregnancy duration (week) 37.0 (36–38) 39.0 (38–39) < 0.0005§
Leucocyte count (× 109/L) 11.0 (10–12) 11.0 (9.2–12.45) 0.967§
*Gravidity
1 10 (31.25%) 12 (31.58%) 0.027ǂ
2–3 13 (40.62%) 24 (63.16%)
4–6 9 (28.12%) 2 (5.26%)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 151.0 (148.5–164) 119.5 (112–130) < 0.0005§
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 92.0 (90–95.75) 69.0 (62.75–74.5) < 0.0005§
*Delivery method
SVD 18 (56.25%) 36 (94.74%) < 0.0005ǂ
LUSCS 14 (43.75%) 2 (5.26%)
  1. Notes: §Mann Whitney u test (Data shown in median and interquartile)
  2. ¥ Independent sample T test (Data shown in mean ± SD)
  3. ǂ Fisher’s Exact test
  4. p value is significant < 0.05
  5. *Shown as frequency
  6. Abbrev: SVD Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery, LUSCS Lower Uterine Segment Caesarean Section