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Tables 3 Biochemical profile of study population in relation to gender

From: Evaluation of serum iron overload, AST:ALT ratio and log10ferritin:AST ratio among schizophrenia patients in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana: a case–control study

ParameterControlp-valueTp-valueTNp-value
Males (n = 26)Females (n = 24)Male (n = 34)Female (n = 41)Male (n = 36)Female (n = 39)
Iron (µmol/l)26.53 ± 2.825.66 ± 1.690.092136.33 ± 2.01$#30.82 ± 1.99$$0.057352.68 ± 2.75#35.85 ± 1.89< 0.0001
UIBC (µmol/l)42.12 ± 4.4039.76 ± 3.350.060426.46 ± 3.6$#25.18 ± 2.99$$0.529039.63 ± 4.02#33.04 ± 5.34< 0.0001
TIBC (µmol/l)60.65 ± 5.759.03 ± 4.030.719067.14 ± 2.65$#61.03 ± 3.01$$0.733075.96 ± 2.87#63.86 ± 2.610.0026
log10ferritin1.72 ± 0.051.71 ± 0.070.08072.00 ± 0.04$1.72 ± 0.06$$0.00051.97 ± 0.05#1.76 ± 0.050.0035
STfR (µmol/l)2.29 ± 0. 182.35 ± 0.130.08994.12 ± 0.16$#3.83 ± 0.21$$0.29775.13 ± 0.23#4.05 ± 0.12< 0.0001
%T. saturation44.88 ± 1.1644.52 ± 2.640.913234.97 ± 1.7$#32.02 ± 1.34$$0.109263.56 ± 1.76#58.74 ± 2.640.1188
Markers of liver function
 AST (U/l)17.92 ± 1.8017.17 ± 1.010.051223.03 ± 0.85$#24.78 ± 2.00$$0.455830.53 ± 3.21#25.69 ± 1.660.1756
 ALT (U/l)15.50 ± 2.0714.79 ± 1.630.066818.09 ± 1.17$#16.88 ± 1.12$$0.459319.31 ± 1.83#17.82 ± 1.230.4967
 GGT21.10 ± 1.620.31 ± 1.40.070129.81 ± 1.9$#28.12 ± 1.3$$0.631136.81 ± 2.3#35.21 ± 2.00.5571
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD)
  2. T treatment, TN treatment naïve
  3. p<0.05 for comparison between male control and male T or TN group)
  4. #p < 0.05 for comparison between female control and female T or TN group
  5. $p<0.05 for comparison between male T and male TN group
  6. $$p<0.05 for comparison between male T male TN group