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Table 3 Correlation analysis of Zn, Ca, Mg and Cu levels

From: A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO): the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

    Mg Cu Zn Fe
TAO Ca r 0,239 0,641* -0,060 -0,758**
   p 0,432 0,018 0,845 0,004
   n 13 13 13 12
  Mg r   -0,042 0,121 0,125
   p   0,892 0,693 0,699
   n   13 13 12
  Cu r    0,116 -0,663*
   p    0,706 0,019
   n    13 12
  Zn r     -0,165
   p     0,609
   n     12
Controls Ca r -0,632** 0,357 -0,085 -0,485
   p 0,009 0,175 0,756 0,057
   n 16 16 16 16
  Mg r   -0,349 -0,097 0,625**
   p   0,186 0,721 0,010
   n   16 16 16
  Cu r    0,094 -0,347
   p    0,730 0,188
   n    16 16
  Zn r     -0,277
   p     0,300
   n     16
  1. * The correlation is significant at a level of 0,05 (2-sided).
  2. ** The correlation is significant at a level of 0,01 (2-sided).