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Table 2 Metabolic variables before and after 4 months with SCI

From: Metabolic effects of the contraceptive skin patch and subdermal contraceptive implant in Mexican women: A prospective study

Variable Basal 4 months p Reference values
Glucose [mg/dl] 91.3 (80.7-116.6) 85.4 (66.0-100.2) 0.034 65-114
Urea [mg/dl] 21.8 (14.4-29.0) 20.7 (12.8-28.8) 0.405 15-39
Creatinine [mg/dl] 0.59 (0.4-0.7) 0.60 (0.5-0.8) 0.179 0.5-1.2
Uric acid [mg/dl] 4.5 (2.7-6.1) 4.2 (3.0-6.3) 0.418 2.6-7.2
TG [mg/dl] 136.9 (64.5-244.7) 104.1 (34.7-220.3) 0.002 54-214
TC [mg/dl] 163.7 (118.2-214.1) 144.6 (93.0-206.2) 0.001 140-220
HDL-C [mg/dl] 38.2 (20.6-60.8) 38.7 (25.0-58.4) 0.751 21-75
LDL-C [mg/dl] 98.0 (66.2-145.8) 84.7 (48.4-124.2) 0.012 56-155
VLDL-C [mg/dl] 27.3 (12.9-48.9) 20.8 (6.9-44.1) 0.025  
AI 4.54 (2.7-6.4) 3.83 (2.2-5.3) 0.002 <4
TB [mg/dl] 0.63 (0.2-1.2) 0.56 (0.3-1.0) 0.121 0.2-1.0
DB [mg/dl] 0.08 (0.0-0.1) 0.11 (0.1-0.2) 0.050 0.0-0.2
IB [mg/dl] 0.55 (0.2-1.1) 0.45 (0.2-0.8) 0.025  
SGOT [U/l] 25.2 (15.1-48.0) 22.3 (13.2-32.0) 0.167 15-37
SGPT [U/l] 24.9 (10.0-59.3) 21.5 (8.7-39.5) 0.081 8-35
AP [U/l] 80.2 (58.2-144.9) 75.8 (48.7-121.7) 0.093 37-110
LDH [U/l] 144 (110.8-190.0) 154.5 (115.6-195.9) 0.005 106-274
GGT [U/l] 21.7 (5.7-68.6) 26.9 (7.0-76.4) 0.009 5-24
TP [g/dl] 7.0 (6.3-7.6) 7.2 (6.8-7.8) 0.121 6.7-8.2
Alb [g/dl] 4.1 (3.7-4.6) 4.3 (3.9-4.8) 0.132 3.8-5.1
Glb [g/dl] 2.84 (2.3-3.1) 2.83 (2.4-3.3) 0.747  
  1. Results are expressed as medians (percentiles: 2.5-97.5). Reference values (RV) for metabolic variables are showed in the fifth column. Significant p values are shown in bold. Glucose (p = 0.012), triglycerides (TG; p < 0.001), total cholesterol (TC; p < 0.001), serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT; p = 0.002), serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT; p < 0.001), alkaline phosphatase (AP; p = 0.001), total bilirubin (TB; p = 0.027), indirect bilirubin (IB; p = 0.008), albumin (Alb; p = 0.027), globulins (Glb; p = 0.020), very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C; p < 0.001), gammaglutamyl transferase (GGT; p < 0.001), and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP; p = 0.002), had an abnormal distribution. SCI: subdermal contraceptive implant; TG: triglycerides; HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; AI: atherogenic index; DB: direct bilirubin; LDH: lactate dehydrogenase; and TP: total proteins. Kolmogorov Smirnov test was used to establishing the distribution of variables. Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon test were used in order to analyze non-parametric values. Student t test and paired t tests were used for parametric variables.