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Table 2 Blood lipid levels of adult severe and non-severe COVID-19 patients 

From: Low high-density lipoprotein level is correlated with the severity of COVID-19 patients: an observational study

  Normal range Severe
(n = 44)
Non-severe
(n = 184)
P value
Total cholesterol, median (IQR), mmol/L 2.33–5.69 3.63 (3.04–4.15) 3.81 (3.24–4.34) 0.082
Triglyceride, median (IQR), mmol/L 0.25–1.71 1.08 (0.76–1.36) 1.09 (0.79–1.47) 0.382
HDL-C, median (IQR), mmol/L 0.90–1.94 0.69 (0.59–0.95) 0.79 (0.69–0.97) 0.032
LDL-C, median (IQR), mmol/L 0.60–4.14 2.60 (2.19–2.95) 2.65 (2.22–3.10) 0.233
  1. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant (marked in bold)
  2. COVID-19 Coronavirus disease 2019; HDL-C High-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; IQR Inter-quartile range