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Table 3 Comparison of plasma apoCIII, TNF-α and hs-CRP levels between patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and healthy controls (control) in the Li and Han ethnic groups

From: Association of plasma apolipoprotein CIII, high sensitivity C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor-α contributes to the clinical features of coronary heart disease in Li and Han ethnic groups in China

Parameter Li ethnic group Han ethnic group
CHD (n = 112) Control (n = 120) P-value CHD (n = 126) Control (n = 116) P-value
ApoCIII (mg/dl) 16.46 ± 6.08** 11.72 ± 5.16 0.000 17.05 ± 5.90** 10.07 ± 4.63 0.000
TNF-α (pg/ml) 15.71 ± 5.52** 9.74 ± 4.31 0.000 18.59 ± 6.73** 9.23 ± 3.38 0.000
Hs-CRP (mg/l) 8.21 ± 7.09** 2.15 ± 1.51 0.000 10.75 ± 7.44** 2.12 ± 1.63 0.000
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. ApoCIII Apolipoprotein CIII, TNF-α Tumor necrosis factor α, Hs-CRP high sensitive C-reactive protein, CHD: coronary heart disease. **P < 0.01, CHD patients versus healthy controls using t-test