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Table 4 Multivariate regression analysis of the effect of abnormal serum zinc and serum ferritin on exocrine and endocrine pancreatic function in TDT children

From: The effect of zinc deficiency and iron overload on endocrine and exocrine pancreatic function in children with transfusion-dependent thalassemia: a cross-sectional study

  Odds ratio 95% CI of OR p
Lower Upper
Exocrine function
- Amylase Zinc 0.605 0.15 2.3 0.4
Ferritin 0.879 0.22 3.4 0.8
- Lipase Zinc 23.378 2.50 218.4 0.006*
Ferritin 3.651 0.69 19.1 0.1
Endocrine function
- OGTT Zinc 6.310 0.66 59.8 0.1
Ferritin 1.053 0.18 5.9 0.9
- HOMAIR Zinc 3.9 0.99 15.7 0.04*
Ferritin 1.5 0.38 6.07 0.5
- Fasting Insulin Zinc 2.1 0.9 7.3 0.07
Ferritin 1.667 0.087 31.869 0.2
  1. CI confidence interval; OR Odds ratio; OGTT Oral glucose tolerance test; HOMA-IR Homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance.
  2. * Statistical significance< 0.05