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Table 3 Simple correlation of oxidative stress markers with maternal and neonatal characteristics (n = 40)

From: Oxidative stress in term small for gestational age neonates born to undernourished mothers: a case control study

Maternal Characteristics MDA (nmoles/mL) Catalase (U/g Hb) Superoxide dismutase (U/g Hb) Reduced glutathione (μmol/g Hb)
  r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value
Weight (kg) -0.781 < 0.0001 0.670 < 0.0001 0.834 < 0.0001 0.754 < 0.0001
Height (cm) -0.687 < 0.0001 0.653 < 0.0001 0.788 < 0.0001 0.819 < 0.0001
BMI -0.507 < 0.005 0.437 < 0.005 0.568 < 0.0001 0.448 < 0.005
Hemoglobin (g/dL) -0.863 < 0.0001 0.799 < 0.0001 0.819 < 0.0001 0.896 < 0.0001
Albumin (g/dL) -0.885 < 0.0001 0.810 < 0.0001 0.822 < 0.0001 0.899 < 0.0001
Neonatal Characteristics
Weight (g) -0.785 < 0.0001 0.777 < 0.0001 0.849 < 0.0001 0.865 < 0.0001
Length (cm) -0.707 < 0.0001 0.721 < 0.0001 0.798 < 0.0001 0.751 < 0.0001
Head circumference (cm) -0.554 < 0.0001 0.463 < 0.005 0.540 < 0.0001 0.495 < 0.005
Chest circumference (cm) -0.572 < 0.0001 0.529 < 0.0001 0.581 < 0.0001 0.530 < 0.0001
Midarm circumference (cm) -0.837 < 0.0001 0.772 < 0.0001 0.767 < 0.0001 0.833 < 0.0001
Ponderal index -0.654 < 0.0001 0.627 < 0.0001 0.669 < 0.0001 0.747 < 0.0001