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Table 3 Comparison of serum leptin between different grades of pneumonia severity

From: Serum Leptin in Hospitalized Community-Acquired Pneumonia Children under the Age of Five Years

 Both study groups (n = 82)P value
 Moderate pneumonia (n = 53)Severe pneumonia (n = 29)
Serum leptin (pg/ml)0.0 (0.0–167.0)a205.0 (0.0–562.0)a0.016*b
 PICU (n = 41) 
Moderate pneumonia (n = 15)Severe pneumonia (n = 26)
Serum leptin (pg/ml)283.4 (59.2–677.6)a233.1 (0.0–677.6)a0.547b
 Ward (n = 41) 
Moderate pneumonia (n = 38)Severe pneumonia (n = 3)
Serum leptin (pg/ml)0.0 (0.0–0.0)a0.0 (0.0–205.0)a0.652b
  1. aMedian (IQR)
  2. bMann-Whitney test
  3. *Significant at p < 0.05