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Table 3 Metabolic variables before and after 4 months with the CSP

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

Variable (RV) Basal 4 months p Reference values
Glucose [mg/dl] 89.5 (73.0-110.0) 92.2 (80.0-104.0) 0.289 65-114
Urea [mg/dl] 19.2 (8.6-35.1) 20.4 (12.8-28.8) 0.362 15-39
Creatinine [mg/dl] 0.55 (0.4-0.8) 0.59 (0.5-0.8) 0.071 0.5-1.2
Uric acid [mg/dl] 4.3 (2.8-6.5) 4.1 (3.1-6.1) 0.299 2.6-7.2
TG [mg/dl] 132.3 (50.7-307.0) 149.7 (82.3-224.8) 0.174 54-214
TC [mg/dl] 171.9 (142.1-222.3) 179.7 (137.8-235.7) 0.201 140-220
HDL-C [mg/dl] 41.8 (22.5-64.1) 44.4 (22.9-67.1) 0.220 21-75
LDL-C [mg/dl] 104.7 (58.9-143.5) 105.4 (73.1-152.1) 0.906 56-155
VLDL-C [mg/dl] 26.3 (10.1-62.0) 29.9 (16.5-45.0) 0.192  
AI 4.41 (2.9-8.4) 4.33 (2.9-7.6) 0.613 <4
TB [mg/dl] 0.64 (0.2-1.2) 0.51 (0.2-0.9) 0.048 0.2-1.0
DB [mg/dl] 0.09 (0.0-0.2) 0.09 (0.0-0.2) 0.797 0.0-0.2
IB [mg/dl] 0.55 (0.1-1.0) 0.42 (0.1-0.9) 0.032  
SGOT [U/l] 22.4 (15.6-37.5) 22.5 (15.0-46.3) 0.974 15-37
SGPT [U/l] 19.6 (8.0-46.8) 17.6 (9.6-38.8) 0.321 8-35
AP [U/l] 68.0 (42.7-98.8)* 60.4 (40.5-86.9) 0.025 37-110
LDH [U/l] 129.8 (80.6-166.8)* 120.8 (86.0-162.5) 0.053 106-274
GGT [U/l] 18.4 (9.6-31.9) 17.1 (5.6-34.5) 0.259 5-24
TP [g/dl] 7.0 (5.9-8.6) 6.9 (6.0-8.0) 0.431 6.7-8.2
Alb [g/dl] 4.1 (3.4-4.9) 3.9 (3.3-4.6) 0.061 3.8-5.1
Glb [g/dl] 2.94 (2.3-3.8) 2.98 (2.5-3.5) 0.721  
  1. Results are expressed as median (percentiles: 2.5-97.5). Reference values (RV) are showed in the fifth column. Significant p values are shown in bold. Creatinine (p < 0.012), triglycerides (TG; p = 0.002), serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT; p < 0.001), serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT; p < 0.001), very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C; p = 0.002) and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP; p < 0.001), had an abnormal distribution. CSP: contraceptive skin patch; TC: total cholesterol; HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; AI: atherogenic index; DB: direct bilirubin; IB: indirect bilirubin; TB: total bilirubin; GGT: gammaglutamyl transferase; AP: alkaline phosphatase; LDH: lactate dehydrogenase; TP: total proteins; Alb: albumin; Glb: globulins. 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.