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Table 2 Total sterol concentrations in umbilical cord vein of IUGR and CTRL neonates

From: Estimating fetal cholesterol synthesis rates by cord blood analysis in intrauterine growth restriction and normally grown fetuses

Total concentration CTRL (n = 49) IUGR (n = 49) p-value adj. p-value
Median 95% CI Median 95% CI
Cholesterol (GCMS) mmol/L 1.90800 (1.75800–1.96900) 1.44600 (1.28500–1.61000) < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Lathosterol μmol/L 4.34600 (3.87600–4.69100) 2.97500 (2.67200–3.24700) < 0.0001 0.0009
Dihydro-lanosterol μmol/L 0.01248 (0.01009–0.01462) 0.00806 (0.00652–0.01101) 0.0019 0.0040
Desmosterol μmol/L 2.20600 (1.98800–2.50300) 2.13100 (2.01400–2.25800) 0.3145 0.8708
Lanosterol μmol/L 0.34760 (0.31850–0.41090) 0.23700 (0.21380–0.27620) < 0.0001 0.0001
24OH cholesterol μmol/L 0.14230 (0.12250–0.15840) 0.14870 (0.13130–0.16870) 0.6355 0.8430
27OH cholesterol μmol/L 0.06026 (0.05529–0.06517) 0.06440 (0.05743–0.07782) 0.2345 0.3010
β-sitosterol μmol/L 0.78970 (0.61960–0.94940) 0.66460 (0.56740–0.82710) 0.2451 0.3916
Campesterol μmol/L 0.73540 (0.63070–0.82030) 0.62460 (0.56650–0.76840) 0.5196 0.3462
5α-cholestanol μmol/L 10.66000 (10.15000–11.75000) 9.72100 (9.13700–10.47000) 0.0061 0.0159
Stigmasterol μmol/L 0.13850 (0.13220–0.16650) 0.11290 (0.10060–0.14100) 0.0011 0.0060
Brassicasterol μmol/L 0.08838 (0.07519–0.10950) 0.08332 (0.07112–0.10850) 0.9605 0.3390
  1. Significant p-values are in bold