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Table 2 Phagocytic ability of neutrophils and monocytes in the cord blood and at the 3rd day of life in comparison to adult controls.

From: Phagocytic ability of neutrophils and monocytes in neonates

  Neonates (n = 42)   Significance (Pvalue)
  Cord Blood Day 3 Adults
(n = 15)
Cord Blood - day 3 Cord Blood adults Day 3 - adults
Absolute Number of Neutrophils (cells/μL) 6750
(5054-8800)
4765
(3930-6050)
3200
(2860-3780)
0.003 0.006 0.007
Phagocytic ability of neutrophils (%) 70.4
(55.8-81.7)
75.6
(66.6-85.7)
77.0
(74.8-81.2)
0.236 0.012 0.45
Absolute Number of Monocytes (cells/μL) 1100
(800-1415)
1000
(522-1650)
500
(430-650)
0.844 0.004 0.02
Phagocytic ability of Monocytes (%) 59.8
(39-66.2)
60.5
(45.3-66.6)
57.1
(49.7-61.9)
0.477 0.679 0.871
  1. Data are expressed as medians and interquartile ranges (in parentheses), and were tested for significance with the Mann-Whitney U test. NS statistically non-significant difference