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Table 7 The effect of weight status on Oxidative stress markers levels of HIV infected patients

From: The effect of different combination therapies on oxidative stress markers in HIV infected patients in cameroon

  pre-HAART (n = 65) HAART (n = 85)
BMI Sub class (kg/m 2 ) 20–25 ≥ 25 <20 20–25 ≥ 25
n 22 (33.9%) 43 (66.1%) 10 (11.8%) 42 (49.4%) 33 (38.8%)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 22.88 ± 0.48 27.63 ± 0.64 18.61 ± 0.32 23.04 ± 0.37 30.01 ± 0.94
Albumin (mol/l) 0.35 ± 0.03 0.51 ± 0.026c 0.57 ± 0.03 0.47 ± 0.027 0.40 ± 0.045
Sulfhydryls (nmol/mg protein) 5.02 ± 1.48 4.80 ± 2.12 3.60 ± 2.1 5.12 ± 2.5 3.39 ± 0.95b
TBARS (μmol/l) 4.09 ± 0.57 4.50 ± 0.77 5.57 ± 1.29 6.76 ± 1.50 6.40 ± 1.43
Carbonyls (nmol/mg protein) 0.93 ± 0.14 0.90 ± 0.2 1.09 ± 0.24 0.82 ± 0.15a 0.78 ± 0.11a
  1. Significant differences (aP < 0.01) are by comparison with BMI Sub class <20 kg/m2
  2. Significant differences (bP < 0.01;cP < 0.004) are by comparison with BMI Sub class 20–25 kg/m2