Table 2

Regression analysis of mannose-binding lectin genotype groups and pregnancy outcome measures based on continuous variablesa

MBL genotype groups A, B and C (three strata)

MBL genotype group A vs. B plus C (dichotomous)



Variable stratified

β-coefficient

P value

n

β-coefficient

P value

n


Gestational age, wk

No correction

-0.062

0.739

156

-0.085

0.767

156

Correction for all confounders

-0.27

0.199

126

-0.363

0.260

126

Birth weight, g

No correction

-25.69

0.672

157

-6.16

0.947

157

Correction for all confounders

-81.76

0.205

127

-69.56

0.480

127

Birth weight SD score

No correction

-0.015

0.896

156

0.03

0.865

156

Correction for all confounders

-0.052

0.671

126

0.004

0.983

126


aContinuous variable outcome measures include gestational age, birth weight, birth weight SD score in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. MBL, mannose-binding lectin; A, B and C, MBL production genotype groups A (high), B (intermediate) and C (low); SD, standard deviation.

van de Geijn et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R10   doi:10.1186/ar3231

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