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Table 1 Baseline data of patient and control groups before receiving colchicine

From: Colchicine ameliorates the chronic inflammatory state in patients with chronic rheumatic valvular heart disease: a pilot study

  Control group Patients group Test value P-value Sig.
No. = 10 No. = 35
Age (years) Mean ± SD 31.70 ± 2.98 33.77 ± 4.83 − 1.283 0.206 NS
Range 29 – 38 28 – 54
Gender Female 5 (50.0%) 24 (68.6%) 1.171 0.279 NS
Male 5 (50.0%) 11 (31.4%)
CRP level (IU/ml) Mean ± SD 0 ± 0 6.09 ± 4.39 − 4.343 0.0001 HS
Range 0–0 0–12
IL-6 level (ng/L) Mean ± SD 10.50 ± 5.99 113.57 ± 37.41 − 8.612 0.0001 HS
Range 5–20 30–160
  1. SD standard deviation, CRP C-reactive protein, IL-6 interleukin-6, NS non-significant, HS highly significant