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Table 1 Lipid profile of patients with leprosy according to the WHO operational classification

From: Correlation between therapy and lipid profile of leprosy patients: is there a higher risk for developing cardiovascular diseases after treatment?

Variable Paucibacillary (n = 16) Multibacillary (n = 68) P
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)
 Mean ± SD 193.8 ± 29.4 203.5 ± 41.7 0.3809a
 Median 192 200
 Range; CV (%) 143–250; 15.2% 104–291; 20.51%
LDL-c (mg/dL)
 Mean ± SD 116.9 ± 22.7 121 ± 31.3 0.6222a
 Median 110.5 116.5
 Range; CV (%) 84–163; 19.42% 48–210; 25.86%
HDL-c (mg/dL), male
 Mean ± SD 51.7 ± 3.9 52.8 ± 8.6 0.5631b
 Median 52 52
 Range; CV (%) 44–57; 7.47% 29–83; 16.24%
HDL-c (mg/dL), female
 Mean ± SD 50.2 ± 8.1 53.5 ± 6.3 0.2832a
 Median 48 55
 Range; CV (%) 40–62; 16.07% 38–64; 11.83%
Triglycerides (mg/dL)
 Mean ± SD 123.4 ± 45.2 147.4 ± 88.9 0.5885b
 Median 127.5 118.5
 Range; CV (%) 70–219; 36.65% 69–398; 60.34%
  1. SD standard deviation, CV coefficient of variation
  2. aStudent t-test
  3. bMann-Whitney U test
  4. (P < 0.05)