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Table 3 Average serum levels of proteins according to the clinical characteristics of the pulmonary tuberculosis patients

From: Serum complement C4b, fibronectin, and prolidase are associated with the pathological changes of pulmonary tuberculosis

Clinical characteristics (Cases) C4b (μg/mL) P a FN (μg/mL) P a PEPD (mU/mL) P a
Age   0.651   0.139   0.499
18−34 (51) 663.83 ± 482.42   1,931.50 ± 3,389.50   784.47 ± 492.87  
35−49 (19) 610.22 ± 539.22   837.00 ± 1,338.00   764.53 ± 724.93  
≥50 (45) 772.48 ± 508.49   1,567.00 ± 2,292.00   931.92 ± 647.87  
Gender   0.698   0.545   0.011*
Male (79) 694.83 ± 525.59   1,637.50 ± 3,085.25   878.56 ± 628.99  
Female (36) 747.14 ± 417.058   1,274.00 ± 2,198.00   672.24 ± 341.35  
Current smoker   0.012*   0.838   0.205
Yes (50) 614.25 ± 464.86   1,582.50 ± 3,446.25   925.33 ± 635.58  
No (65) 818.59 ± 471.98   1,511.00 ± 2,285.50   778.75 ± 557.74  
Lung lesion   0.320   0.692   0.357
Single (53) 645.45 ± 444.61   1,550.00 ± 1,705.00   778.75 ± 380.34  
Double (62) 808.42 ± 454.55   1,582.50 ± 3,508.75   845.27 ± 856.62  
Chest X-ray   0.555   0.739   0.878
Non-cavity (70) 663.83 ± 664.71   1,567.00 ± 1,675.00   833.59 ± 405.02  
Cavity (45) 729.10 ± 389.30   1,637.50 ± 3,566.75   755.98 ± 871.74  
Sputum smear   0.258   0.121   0.441
Negative (52) 645.45 ± 526.00   1,509.00 ± 1,925.75   771.10 ± 326.47  
1+ (13) 587.64 ± 326.10   1,189.00 ± 1,348.00   1,079.22 ± 810.94  
2+ (18) 976.66 ± 500.99   1,725.00 ± 2,333.00   819.06 ± 674.19  
3+/4+ (32) 791.67 ± 409.65   2,504.00 ± 3,974.50   925.33 ± 833.83  
NTA classification   0.024*   < 0.001**   0.011*
Minimal PTB (39) 567.63 ± 518.38   1,528.00 ± 1,605.00   795.95 ± 258.84  
Moderate PTB (41) 729.10 ± 472.71   2,894.00 ± 4,915.00   968.67 ± 759.27  
Advanced PTB (35) 846.87 ± 402.95   856.00 ± 1,609.00   761.75 ± 1,895.57  
  1. All the data were presented as median ± IQR. A P-value of less than 0.05 indicates statistical significance. a P value among groups, for Mann–Whitney U-test. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01.