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Table 3 Clinical and biochemical variables of the study participants

From: High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among normotensive and hypertensive pregnant women in Ghana

Parameters Total (n = 180) NP (n = 92) PE (n = 88) p-value
Age (years) 29.00 ± 4.84 28.74 ± 4.95 29.27 ± 4.74 0.462
GA at sampling (weeks) 31.24 ± 3.29 30.85 ± 3.08 31.65 ± 3.48 0.104
TC (mmol/L) 4.56 ± 1.26 4.32 ± 1.30 4.82 ± 1.18 0.008
TG (mmol/L) 1.14 ± 0.57 1.04 ± 0.44 1.24 ± 0.66 0.017
LDL (mmol/L) 2.90 ± 1.18 2.63 ± 1.05 3.19 ± 1.24 < 0.0001
HDL (mmol/L) 1.14 ± 0.50 1.23 ± 0.45 1.04 ± 0.54 0.001
Mean 25(OH) D (ng/mL) 14.32 ± 7.19 16.00 ± 8.14 12.56 ± 5.56 0.001
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. The means of the clinical variables in PE were compared with NP using independent t-test. Statistically significant difference was considered at p-value < 0.05
  2. PE Preeclamptic women, NP Normotensive pregnant control, GA Gestational age