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Table 5 Correlation Analysis on the Relationship between Leptin Levels, malaria, Inflammation, Heamolytic and Sickling parameters among the SCD Patients Studied

From: Serum levels of leptin in Nigerian patients with sickle cell anaemia

SCA Patients
Variable Steady (n = 31) Unsteady (n = 24) Total (n = 55)
  r P r P r P
Malaria       
GMPD. 0.11 0.33 0.35 0.09 0.29 0.1
Haemolytic       
PCV 0.28 0.12 0.24 0.32 0.20 0.34
Hb 0.19 0.3 0.22 0.3 0.18 0.38
MCHC 0.15 0.38 0.23 0.27 0.17 0.33
MCH 0.25 0.15 0.24 0.25 0.22 0.29
RBC 0.11 0.56 0.28 0.15 0.14 0.43
Inflammation       
ESR -0.55 0.001* -0.72 0.000075 -0.59 0.000016*
Sickling       
RC 0.52 0.003* 0.1 0.6 0.39 0.004*
ISC 0.32 0.07 0.13 0.55 0.07 0.6
HbF 0.20 0.25 0.16 0.42 0.18 0.37
Platelet count -0.39 0.03 -0.37 0.08 -0.12 0.72
  1. *Significant P-value (i.e. P < 0.05); r = Correlation coefficient