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Table 3 Average serum homocysteine concentration of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (n = 51) and controls (n = 52), according to age group.

From: Homocysteine and lipid profile in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

  Average serum Hcy (μmol/L) SD
Patients (n = 51)   
   3 – 7 year-old (n = 13) 7.29 * 1.45
   8 – 12 year-old (n = 16) 8.62 1.87
   13 – 18 year-old (n = 22) 10.93 * 3.80
Controls (n = 52)   
   3 – 7 year-old (n = 6) 7.42 3.98
   8 – 12 year-old (n = 19) 9.51 4.18
   13 – 18 year-old (n = 27) 8.92 5.62
  1. Hcy = homocysteine, SD = standard deviation
  2. * Patient subgroups: 3 – 7 year-old vs. 13 – 18 year-old (p < 0.001)