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Table 3 Characteristics of women with mild and severe pre-eclampsia at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

From: Endothelial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia in Ghanaian women

  Diastolic Blood Pressure classification Systolic Blood Pressure classification Diastolic and Systolic Blood Pressure classification
Variable Mild PE Severe PE P -value Mild PE Severe PE P -value Mild PE Severe PE P -value
N = 47 N = 53 N = 37 N = 63 N = 24 N = 76
Age (years) 29.68 ± 5.32 29.60 ± 5.67 0.944 30.73 ± 5.39 29.54 ± 5.47 0.128 31.75 ± 4.55 28.97 ± 5.61 0.030
DBP (mmHg) 96.77 ± 5.92 114.72 ± 8.68 <0.001 100.76 ± 8.0 109.52 ± 12.37 <0.001 95.75 ± 4.98 109.61 ± 11.25 <0.001
SBP (mmHg) 156.74 ± 12.02 173.58 ± 23.95 <0.001 147.49 ± 5.40 176.35 ± 19.29 <0.001 146.96 ± 6.13 171.58 ± 20.53 <0.001
GA1 34.43 ± 2.93 33.64 ± 2.96 0.187 33.78 ± 3.21 34.14 ± 2.82 0.561 33.54 ± 3.48 34.16 ± 2.79 0.377
GA 2 36.32 ± 1.64 35.57 ± 2.30 0.066 35.95 ± 1.81 35.90 ± 2.18 0.923 36.08 ± 1.95 35.87 ± 2.08 0.656
Birth weight (g) 2576.81 ± 669.76 2284.91 ± 735.15 0.041 2370.54 ± 683.78 2452.38 ± 739.14 0.584 2387.92 ± 751.83 2432.89 ± 710.14 0.790
Median VEGF (pg/ml) 4.84 (3.44–16.97) 4.60 (3.40–6.48) 0.227 4.68 (3.40–6.70) 4.73 (3.77–13.18) 0.689 2.68 (2.98–4.64) 4.71 (3.70–7.93) 0.654
  1. PE pre-eclampsia, GA1 gestational age at diagnosis, GA2 gestational age at delivery, DBP diastolic blood pressure at diagnosis, SBP systolic blood pressure at diagnosis