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Table 3 Analysis of measured clinical parameters for subgroups

From: A retrospective analysis of biochemical and haematological parameters in patients with eating disorders

  Anorexia subgroup Bulimia subgroup Ednos subgroup AN/BN subgroup
Parameter Mean (SD) p value Mean (SD) p Value Mean (SD) p value Mean (SD) p value
Cholesterol 4.72(±1.11) 0.88 4.59(±0.69) 0.52 4.70(±0.9) 0 5.03(±1.02) 0.22
Bmi 16.45(±1.63) ≤0.001 20.52(±1.95) 0.029 22.15(±3.64) 0.73 20.19(±3.21) 0.11
Folate 2100(±700) ≤0.001 1903(±373) ≤0.001 2102(±404) 0.001 2025(±415) ≤0.001
Vit B12 527(±271) ≤0.01 440(±240) 0.43 393(±172) 0.97 571(±371) 0.07
Magnesium 0.84(±0.08) ≤0.001 0.81(±0.07) ≤0.001 0.85(±0.06) 0.02 0.81(±0.06) ≤0.001
Manganese 7.79(±2.42) ≤0.001 7.19(±2.07) ≤0.001 8.17(±2.73 0.001 11.4(±4.24) ≤0.001
Zinc 11.0(±1.76) ≤0.001 11.95(±2.07) 0.003 11.85(±1.39) 0.001 11.45(±1.94) ≤0.001
Calcium 2.32(±0.11) 0.42 2.27(±0.09) 0.014 2.31(±0.06) 0.29 2.32(±0.12) 0.753
Potassium 4.1(±0.53) ≤0.001 4.24(±0.46) 0.033 4.25(±0.25) 0.007 4.1(±0.53) 0.01
Urate 0.24(±0.07) ≤0.001 0.28(±0.08) 0 0.24(±0.06) 0.049 0.26(±0.09) 0.403
Sodium 139.2(±3.26) 0.052 139.35(±2.54) 0.15 139.09(±2.02) 0.16 138.6(±2.03) 0.017
Albumin 46.25(±2.92) ≤0.001 45.47(±3.87) 0.006 44.82(±2.69) 0.016 44.33(±4.47) 0.133
Phosphate 1.27(±0.19) ≤0.001 1.19(±0.12) 0.19 1.24(±0.14) 0.048 1.24(±0.16) 0.04
Ferritin 68.2(±61.0) 0.02 46(±33) 0.02 54.0(±28.0) ≤0.001 48.0(±72.0) 0.034
Vitamin D 79.7(±21.95) ≤0.001 72.3(±26.2) ≤0.001 79.7(±25.7) 0.02 75.2(±38.1) 0.02
W.B.C. 6.13(±2.32) ≤0.001 6.68(±1.83) 0.22 6.27(±1.68) 0.04 5.53(±1.35) ≤0.001
Neutrophils 3.51(±1.46) ≤0.001 3.86(±1.5) 0.09 3.5(±1.26) 0.01 3.05(±0.87) ≤0.001
R.B.C. 4.25(±0.39) ≤0.001 4.2(±0.33) ≤0.001 4.19(±0.43 0.019 4.34(±0.39) ≤0.001
Platelets 256(±71) 0.032 236(±45.7) 0.003 244(±56.7) 0.08 258(±62.5) 0.29
  1. Significant p-values shown in BOLD type SD = Standard deviation p = probability value BMI = body mass index
  2. W.B.C = white blood cells R.B.C. = red blood cells EDNOS = eating disorders not otherwise stated
  3. AN/BN = initial anorexia eating disorder diagnosis, then bulimia at a later stage