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Table 3 Comparison of the blood test results according to the mode of delivery

From: Determinants of excessive weight loss in breastfed full-term newborns at a baby-friendly hospital: a retrospective cohort study

 Vaginal deliveryN = 106Intrapartum Cesarean sectionN = 20Antepartum Cesarean sectionN = 38Test value or F valueDegree of freedomp
Sodium, mEq/La   0.9620.62
 Minimum142141143   
 25 percentile147146.8147   
 Median148148148   
 75 percentile150149.5150   
 Maximum154152154   
Potassium, mEq/La   6.520.038
 Minimum3.23.83.4   
 25 percentile44.13.8   
 Median4.34.34.1   
 75 percentile4.74.74.3   
 Maximum7.15.45.7   
Ionized calcium, mmol/Lb1.21 ± 0.081.17 ± 0.071.21 ± 0.082.720.069
Glucose, mg/dLa   0.2920.87
 Minimum313934   
 25 percentile454647   
 Median535351   
 75 percentile655860   
 Maximum888490   
Blood urea nitrogen, mg/dLa   18.42<  0.001
 Minimum353   
 25 percentile11127   
 Median15149   
 75 percentile191812   
 Maximum373122   
Creatinine, mg/dLa   3.320.19
 Minimum0.30.30.4   
 25 percentile0.60.60.5   
 Median0.70.80.6   
 75 percentile0.80.80.7   
 Maximum1.31.21.1   
Osmotic pressure as osmolality, mOsm/kgH2Ob305.7 ± 5.8304.2 ± 4.8303.0 ± 5.33.220.043
  1. a The Kruskal-Wallis test was used
  2. b The ANOVA test was used