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Table 2 Inflammatory and haematological characteristics of participants

From: Long-term clinical and biochemical residue after COVID-19 recovery

Variable Control
N = 120
Cases
N = 120
Test of significance P value
  Mean ± SD  
ESR (mm/h) 11.84±2.96 44.78±20.99 t=12.35 p< 0.001*
CRP (mg/L)
(Min-Max, IQR)
7.9(4.5–12.0)
(7.0–9.5)
15.75(4.5–136.0)
(10.70–28.5)
z=8.25 p=0.001*
D.dimer 0.336±0.161 0.494±0.257 t=4.35 p< 0.001*
Ferritin (ng/mL) 19.29±6.16 212.44±81.57 t=18.74 p< 0.001*
WBCS ( ×  109/L) 5.82±1.59 7.63±3.51 t=3.82 p< 0.001*
RBCS (million/mcL) 4.82±0.64 4.87±0.63 t=0.528 p=0.598
HB (gm/dL) 12.63±1.72 13.21±1.74 t=2.05 p=0.042*
HCT(%) 37.99±4.51 38.89±5.25 t=1.12 p=0.265
MCV (fL) 79.53±7.68 80.61±8.30 t=0.817 p=0.415
MCH (pg) 26.40±3.21 27.49±3.07 t=2.11 p=0.036*
MCHC (g/dL) 33.08±1.19 34.24±1.19 t=5.95 p=0.001*
RDW (%) 14.69±2.10 14.12±1.68 t=1.88 p=0.062
PLT (×  103/ mcL) 238.32±75.23 289.24±131.47 t=2.77 p=0.006*
MPV (fL) 8.62±0.81 8.52±1.02 t=0.643 p=0.521
Neutrophil count percentage 50.13±11.61 74.37±17.48 t=9.62 p=0.001*
Lymphocyte count percentage 37.0±10.04 16.92±14.63 t=9.45 p=0.001*
  1. t: Student’s t test, Z: Mann-Whitney U test, *statistically significant (if p < 0.05). All parameters described as mean ± SD, Median (min-max and IQR). HCT haematocrit %.