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Table 2 Characteristics of the included pregnant women grouped according to HCA

From: Biomarkers for a histological chorioamnionitis diagnosis in pregnant women with or without group B streptococcus infection: a case-control study

  HCA Non-HCA p value
No. 19 352  
Age 28.63 (2.54) 29.52 (3.55) 0.282
Median (Min-Max) 29 (24–36) 29 (21–40)  
Parity
 1 17 239  
 2 2 101  
 3 12 0.135
GBS infection 8 51 0.001
Pathologic jaundice 5 27 0.005
Non-reassuring fetal status 5 39 0.045
Birth asphyxia 2 24 0.537
Low birth weight infant 4 9 < 0.001
Postpartum hemorrhage 3 13 0.011
Premature rupture of membrane 5 22 0.001
Preterm birth 2 24 0.537
Puerperal infection 10 15 < 0.001
SICAM-1(ng/L) 319.8 (296.3–376.4) 295.25 (283.3–307.15) 0.001
IL-8(ng/L) 1534.7 (1345.2–3528.1) 1120.6 (1025.1–1302.1) < 0.001
TNF-α (ng/L) 37.1 (36.4–48.1) 30.1 (28.9–31.4) < 0.001
WBC(×109) 13.54 (7.37–15.38) 8.665 (7.475–10.895) 0.008
Neutrophil ratio (%) 84 (76–89) 77 (73–80.5) < 0.001
CRP (mg/L) 12.3 (3.06–32.85) 3.2 (2.39–5.05) 0.002
  1. Abbreviations: CRP C-reation protein, GBS Group B Streptococcus, HCA Histological chorioamnionitis, IL-8 Interleukin 8, sICAM-1 soluble Intercellular adhesion molecule-1, TNF-α Tumor necrosis factor α, WBC White blood cells