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Table 2 Comparison between cord copper and zinc levels in AGA and SGA preterms and full terms

From: Cord levels of zinc and copper in relation to maternal serum levels in different gestational ages

Variable Preterms T-test P-value
AGA (N = 26) SGA (N = 14)
Mean ± SD
Copper (μg/ml) 0.951 ± 0.259 0.638 ± 0.221 − 3.526 0.001
Zinc (μg/ml) 0.728 ± 0.141 0.746 ± 0.121 − .404 0.689
  Full terms T P-value
AGA (N = 29) SGA (N = 6)
Mean ± SD
Copper (μg/ml) 1.419 ± 0.258 1.154 ± 0.139 2.421 0.021
Zinc (μg/ml) 0.9118 ± 0.1906 0.7508 ± 0.072 2.027 0.051
  1. AGA appropriate for gestational age, SGA small for gestational age