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Table 1 Range and mean values of bone health laboratory markers in the studied groups

From: Evaluation of bone health among epileptic patients using biochemical markers and DEXA scan: an Egyptian study

Serum level Patient group (n = 30) Control group (n = 30) ρ value
Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range
Calcium (mg/dl) 8.5 ± 0.5 7.5–9.5 9.1 ± 0.3 8.8–9.7 0.0001**
Phosphorus (mg/dl) 3.4 ± 0.6 2.7–4.9 4 ± 0.3 3.4–4.5 0.0001**
ALP (mg/l) 170.5 ± 43.9 102.6–246.6 96.1 ± 27.6 45.3–146.8 0.0001**
Parathormone (pg/ml) 85.2 ± 27.8 36.4–128.5 40.4 ± 12.2 22.3–62.3 0.0001**
Vitamin D (ng/ml) 21.8 ± 7.4 10.2–32.5 43.7 ± 7.6 28–56 0.0001**
  1. ALP alkaline phosphatase
  2. **ρ value < 0.01 = highly significant