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Table 2 Cytokine¹ (in pg/mL) and CRP (in mg/L) levels in subjects with work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) and controls, given as median, 25 th and 75 th percentile

From: Inflammatory biomarkers in serum in subjects with and without work related neck/shoulder complaints

  Subjects with MSD (N=35) Controls (N=25) Crude p-value Adjusted p-value3
IL-1β 0.58 (0.26-0.90) 0.53 (0.26-0.62) 0.22 0.21
IL-6 0.82 (0.15-1.8) 0.50 (0.15-1.1) 0.14 0.19
IL-8 5.7 (3.8-8.1) 5.3 (3.9-7.0) 0.85 0.85
IL-10 1.0 (0.84-2.4) 0.93 (0.76-1.6) 0.17 0.13
IL-12 0.26 (0.26-0.26) 0.26 (0.26-0.26) 0.047 0.05
MCP-1 27 (20-40) 29 (22-38) 0.38 0.38
MIP-1α 0.16 (0.16-2.2) 0.16 (0.16-0.1)6 0.07 0.08
MIP-1β 90 (63-110) 73 (55-88) 0.02 0.02
TNF-α 3.1 (1.8-5.1) 3.2 (2.4-3.8) 0.81 0.65
CTGF 244 (67-420) 67 (67-350) 0.63 0.78
CRP4 0.50 (0.50-1.6) 0.50 (0.50-0.50) 0.003 0.02
  1. P-values from T-tests2.
  2. Results in bold face are statistically significant.
  3. 1IL-1α and GM-CSF were not detectable in the serum of any subject and are therefore not shown in the table.
  4. 2p-values calculated using values transformed according to the natural logarithm.
  5. 3Adjusted for age and BMI.
  6. 4CRP value from one individual is missing due to technical errors.