Table 3

Descriptive statistics of human cartilage glycoprotein-39 plasma levels in the different groups

Subject groups No Geometric mean (ng/ml) RSD3-150 (%) Median (ng/ml) Duncan3-151grouping
RA3-150 4738.3112.331.0A
IBD3-150 2424.872.022.5B
OA3-150 4724.776.620.6B
SLE3-150 2422.695.221.1B
HC3-150 4715.542.014.8C
  • 3-150 HC = healthy control; RSD = relative standard deviation; RA = rheumatoid arthritis; IBD = inflammatory bowel disease; OA = osteoarthritis; SLE = systemic lupus erythematosus.

  • 3-151 Duncan grouping (Duncan's multiple range test): means with the same letter are not significantly different (p>0.05); means with different letters differ significantly (p⩽0.05).