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Table 1 Serum selenium levels in studied groups

From: Correlations between maternal and neonatal serum selenium levels in full term neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Parameters Patients Controls P- value
Maternal serum selenium (ng/ml) Range 89.5–128 92–131 0.08
Mean ± SD 110.4 ± 17.16 118.2 ± 20.11
Neonatal serum selenium (ng/ml) Range 10–90 60.8–105.6 0.001b
Mean ± SD 57.28 ± 37.20 85.9 ± 26.80
S. selenium in mild HIE (ng/ml) Range 61–90 60.8–90.2 0.05
Mean ± SD 82.25 ± 25.10 85.9 ± 26.80
S. selenium in moderate HIE (ng/ml) Range 45–70 60.8–105.6 0.001b
Mean ± SD 60.50 ± 7.200 85.9 ± 26.80
S. selenium in severe HIE (ng/ml) Range 10–49 60.8–105.6 0.001b
Mean ± SD 29.10 ± 18.815 85.9 ± 26.80
  1. asignificant, bhighly significant
  2. S. serum, HIE hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy