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Table 1 Demographic variables distribution according with clinical condition of HAM/TSP patients

From: Lack of association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and HTLV-1-associated myelopathy / tropical spastic paraparesis development in patients from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Variables HAM/TSP Asymptomatic OR (CI:95%) p-value Corrected p-valued
Skin color (n/%)
 White 40 (46.5) 46 (53.5) 1   
 Non-White 28 (43.1) 37 (56.9) 0.87 (0.45–1.66) 0.67a 1.00
Sex (n/%)
 Male 27 (41.5) 38 (58.5) 1   
 Female 41 (47.7) 45 (52.3) 1.28 (0.67–2.47) 0.45a 1.00
Age
 Mean (SD) 57.8 (11.3) 53.3 (14.7) 1.03 (1–1.05) 0.04b 0.16
PVL
Median (IQR)
7.1(4.0–9.8) 1.3 (0–4.9) 1.14 (1.06–1.24) < 0.01c < 0.04
  1. HAM/TSP HTLV-1-associated myelopathy / Tropical spastic paraparesis, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, SD standard deviation, PVL proviral loads
  2. aChi-Square or Fisher Exact test. bT-test for comparison of difference means and cKruskal-Wallys test. dAdjusted p-value using Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons