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Table 3 Clinical and biochemical characteristics of the 46 subjects with elevated urinary melamine levels, defined as urine melamine/creatinine ratio >7.1 ug/mmol.

From: Hong Kong Chinese school children with elevated urine melamine levels: A prospective follow up study

  n (%)/mean (SD)/median (IQR))
Gender ψ  
   Male 13 (28.3%)
   Female 33 (71.7%)
Age (years) 13.9 (2.9)
Body weight (kg) 47.9 (15.3)
Body height (cm) 155.9 (11.8)
BMI (kg/m2) 19.7 (4.5)
Urine total protein(g/l) ψ  
   <0.1* 35 (77.8%)
   0.1 - <0.2 6 (13.3%)
   0.2 - <0.3 2 (4.4%)
   0.3 - <0.4 0
   ≥0.4 2 (4.4%)
Urine albumin-creatinine ratio (mg/mmol) 0.70 (0.00 - 2.55)
Abnormal ultrasound finding on the urinary system ψ 0
  1. Data marked with were presented as medians (interquartile ranges) and with ψ as frequencies (%), all others were presented as means (standard deviations).
  2. * minimum detectable level.