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Table 2 Correlations for the total group of patients between albumin, globulin, the albumin/globulin (A/G) ratio, haemoglobin, red cell distribution width and BMI, on the one hand, and tryptophan, CD4 counts, neopterin, IL-6, and CRP levels, on the other

From: Tryptophan depletion in context of the inflammatory and general nutritional status of a low-income South African HIV-infected population

  Tryptophan (μM) CD4 count (cells/μl) Neopterin (nmol/l) IL-6 (pg/ml) CRP (mg/l)
  Rho p value Rho p value Rho p value Rho p value Rho p value
Albumin (g/l) 0.357* 0.001 0.491* <0.0001 −0.584* <0.0001 −0.274* 0.009 −0.442* <0.0001
Globulin (g/l) −0.321* 0.001 −0.271* 0.020 0.351* 0.0004 0.177 0.074 0.378* 0.0002
A/G ratio 0.385* 0.0003 0.486* <0.0001 −0.539* <0.0001 −0.225* 0.033 −0.468* <0.0001
Hb (g/dl) 0.378* 0.0003 0.420* 0.0003 −0.576* <0.0001 −0.193 0.063 −0.250* 0.020
RDW (%) −0.319* 0.003 −0.307* 0.001 0.334* 0.001 0.044 0.676 0.136 0.212
BMI (kg/m2) 0.154 0.157 0.368* 0.004 −0.317* 0.003 −0.360* 0.001 −0.066 0.573
  1. A/G albumin to globulin ratio, Hb haemoglobin, RDW red cell distribution width, BMI body mass index
  2. Spearman Rho correlation significant, *p < 0.05