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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women by study group

From: Quality of life among post-menopausal women due to oxidative stress boosted by dysthymia and anxiety

Parameter Premenopausal women (n = 101) Postmenopausal women (n = 101) p value
Biochemical -hematologic parameters
 Hemoglobin (g/dL) 14.0 ± 1.5 14.6 ± 1.4 0.002
 Hematocrit (%) 43 ± 3.9 45 ± 3.9 0.003
 Erythrocytes (X1012/L) 4.6 ± 0.5 4.8 ± 0.7 0.034
 Total leukocytes (X109/L) 6431 ± 1573 6071 ± 1192 0.070
 Glucose (mmol/L) 5.6 ± 2.5 5.2 ± 1.8 0.773
 Urea (mmol/L) 9.6 ± 2.1 10.4 ± 2.5 0.085
 Uric acid (μmol/L) 274 ± 77 280 ± 77 0.735
 Creatinine (μmol/L) 72 ± 15 72 ± 12 0.848
 Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.6 ± 0.9 5.9 ± 1.1 0.057
 Triglycerides (mmol/L) 2.0 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 1.1 0.552
 HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.5 ± 0.4 1.6 ± 0.4 0.832
 Estrogen (pg/mL) 101.7 ± 71.5 12.3 ± 6.2 <0.0001
 FSH (mIU/mL) 10.7 ± 12.2 55.2 ± 26.1 <0.0001
Anthropometric and blood pressure measurement
 BMI (kg/m2) 28.34 ± 4.4 28.82 ± 4.2 0.427
 Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 123 ± 16 126 ± 15 0.208
 Diastolic blood pressure /mm Hg) 83 ± 9.0 85 ± 8.2 0.122
Oxidative stress markers
 Lipoperoxides (μmol/L) 0.334 ± 0.05 0.356 ± 0.05 0.005
 Superoxide dismutase (U/g Hb) 1.23 ± 0.17 1.18 ± 0.13 0.023
 Glutathione peroxidase (U/g Hb) 56.2 ± 16.9 50.3 ± 14.5 0.010
 Total antioxidant status (μmol/L) 1020 ± 166 1052 ± 185 0.215
 SOD/GPx ratio 0.023 ± 0.007 0.025 ± 0.007 0.061
 Antioxidant gap (μmol/L) 292 ± 170 305 ± 191 0.616
  1. Quantitative data show means ± standard deviation. HDL-c high density lipoprotein cholesterol, BMI body mass index. The p value was determined with Student’s t test