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Table 3 Maternal inflammation, infection and leukocyte telomere length (n=297)

From: Association between micronutrients and maternal leukocyte telomere length in early pregnancy in Rwanda

  Descriptive Simple Linear regression
Total N (%) or mean ±SD) Leukocyte telomere Length mean ±SD (T/S) Β CI P
Markers of Acute and Chronic Inflammation
C Reactive Protein (CRP mg/l) 5.08 ± 12.33 1.16 ± 0.22 0.02 [-0.01; 0.03] 0.67
CRP(>5 mg/l) (na = 296)
 No 219 (74.0) 1.16 ± 0.23 ref   
 Yes 77 (26) 1.17 ± 0.21 0.04 [-0.04; 0.07] 0.53
α1-acid glycoprotein (AGPg/dl) 0.61 ± 0.41 1.16 ±0.22 -0.45 [-0.07; 0.04] 0.64
α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP>1 g/l)
 No 275 (92.6) 1.17. ±0.23 ref   
 Yes 22 (7.4) 1.13 ± 0.15 -0.04 [-0.13; 0.06] 0.48
Presence of Infectious Disease
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
 No 259 (87.2) 1.17 ± 0.23 Ref   
 Yes 38 (12.8) 1.16 ± 0.16 -0.01 [-0.08; 0.07] 0.84
UTI strain (n = 38)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 2 (5.3)     
Escherchia coli 22 (57.9)     
Klebsialla pneumoniae 11 (28.9)     
Staphylococcus epidermitis 3 (7.9)     
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
No 189 (63.6) 1.18 ± 0.23 ref   
Yes 108 (36.4) 1.13 ± 0.22 -0.104 [-0.102; 0.005] 0.07
Type of STI
Chlamydia trachomatis
 No 235 (79.1) 1.17 ± 0.22 ref   
 Yes 62 (20.9) 1.12 ± 0.25 -010 [-0.12; 0.01] 0.08
Trichomonas vaginalis
 No 282 (94.9) 1.16 ± 023 ref   
 Yes 15 (5.1) 1.17 ± 0.19 0.002 [-0.11; 0.12] 0.99
Candida albicans
 No 233 (78.5) 1.17 ± 0.23 ref   
 Yes 64 (21.5) 1.14 ± 0.19 -0.51 [-0.09; 0.03] 0.25
  1. na Sample size reduced by missing responses among covariates