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Table 3 Comparison of thiol, CAT, and MPO levels in regard to groups

From: Serum catalase, thiol and myeloperoxidase levels in children passively exposed to cigarette smoke

   Study group (n = 41) Control group (n = 30) P
Thiol (umol/L) Mean ± SD 0.63 ± 0.56 0.51 ± 0.19 a 0.629
Min-Max (Median) 0.29–2.88 (0.40) 0.28–1.00 (0.43)
CAT (IU/mL) Mean ± SD 51.68 ± 57.14 40.69 ± 41.63 a 0.926
Min-Max (Median) 4.82–189.17 (17.46) 6.55–140.28 (20.51)
MPO (IU/mL) Mean ± SD 370.30 ± 449.04 165.39 ± 165.89 a 0.039
Min-Max (Median) 50.81–2268.61 (173.98) 23.86–587.07 (93.12)
  1. a Mann Whitney U test