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Table 3 Correlation of variables with vitamin C levels

From: Association of vitamin C status in diabetes mellitus: prevalence and predictors of vitamin C deficiency

Characteristic Mean ± SEM p value r value (correlation)
Age (years) 45.16 ± 4.4 0.0828 0.2212
BMI (kg/m2) 26.9 ± 2.6 0.0461 − 0.6201*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 128.6 ± 2.2 0.0514 − 0.1104
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84.2 ± 0.5 0.0612 − 0.1721
Duration of diabetes (years) 2.5 ± 0.6 0.0979 0.1544
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 194.1 ± 4.1 0.0031 − 0.7191*
Framingham Risk Score 18.2 ± 1.6 0.0321 − 0.6914
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dL) 188.2 ± 2.3 < 0.001 − 0.8056**
  1. All values are mentioned as mean ± SEM unless stated otherwise
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.001 on performing the two-tailed Pearson correlation