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Table 2 Urine Lactate, Creatinine and L: C Ratio in first passed urine within six hours of birth from normal babies, those with thick and thin meconium staining of liquor at birth. (p-values comparing the means by ANOVA on log transformed values

From: Lactate: creatinine ratio in babies with thin meconium staining of amniotic fluid

  Controls (n = 42) Thin MSAF (n = 27) Thick MSAF (n = 25) P value$
Lactate (mg/dL)     
Mean ± SD 3.3 ± 2.79@ 21.6 ± 34.83 5.1 ± 5.34 0.02
Median (IQR) 1.8 (1.30 – 5.05) 6.7 (1.10 – 14.60) 3.5 (1.49 – 6.40)  
Creatinine (mg/dL)     
Mean ± SD 25.3 ± 10.08@ 17.7 ± 13.32 20.4 ± 13.71 < 0.01
Median (IQR) 26.2 (19.58 – 32.00) 15.7 (7.00 – 25.70) 20.3 (8.50 – 30.80)  
L:C Ratio     
Mean ± SD 0.13 ± 0.09@ 4.33 ± 11.94 0.35 ± 0.35 < 0.01
Median (IQR) 0.09 (0.06 – 0.18) 0.29 (0.09 – 1.11) 0.23 (0.11 – 0.48)  
  1. $ Based on One-way ANOVA
  2. @: Significant difference between Controls and Thin MSAF (on Bonferroni adjusted multiple comparisons).