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Table 4 Laboratory variables.

From: The influence of calcium and magnesium in drinking water and diet on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals living in hard and soft water areas with differences in cardiovascular mortality

  West N = 105 East N = 102 p-value
S-Ca mmol/l* 2.33 (0.08) 2.32 (0.06) .357
S-GT μmol/l** 0.29 (2.23) 0.30 (2.15) .955
S-cholesterol mmol/l* 6.04 (0.96) 5.60 (1.18) .003
S-TG mmol/l** 1.10 (6.00) 1.15 (10.10) .536
S-HDL mmol/l** 1.30 (1.6) 1.30 (2.0) .582
S-LDL mmol/l** 4.15 (4.00) 3.29 (4.99) .0001
LDL/HDL* 3.24 (1.13) 2.76 (1.32) .006
S-Mg mmol/l* 0.86 (0.05) 0.86 (0.05) .856
B-HbA1c%* 4.43 (0.32) 4.53 (0.47) .065
Whole blood magnesium mmol/l* 1.44 (0.13) 1.45 (0.13) .799
Magnesium in striated muscle mmol/l* 6.60 (1.72) (n = 29) 6.73 (2.25) (n = 38) .807
Calcium in 24 hrs urine mmol/l* 5.18 (2.52) 5.30 (2.66) .708
Magnesium in 24 hrs urine mmol/l* 4.18 (1.54) 4.25 (1.74) .697
Creatinine in 24 hrs urine mmol/l* 11.18 (3.93) 12.25 (4.93) .087
  1. * Mean (sd), Student's T-test ** Median (range), Mann-Whitney U-test S- = serum, B- = blood