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Table 2 Comparison of the inflammatory markers (hsCRP, IL-6) between cases (participants with schizophrenia) and the control group

From: Serum level of high sensitive C-reactive protein and IL − 6 markers in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia in Ethiopia: a comparative study

Marker Variables Schizophrenia
n (%)
Control group
n (%)
χ2 df p-value
hsCRP Normal 42 (51.2) 42 (84.0) 14.423 1 < 0.001
Elevateda 40 (48.8) 8 (16.0)
IL-6 Normal 47 (57.3) 40 (80) 7.113 1 0.008
Elevatedb 35 (42.7) 10 (20)
  1. ahsCR P values of > 1 mg/L were considered elevated
  2. bIL-6 values > 7 pg/ml were considered elevated
  3. Other factors associated with hsCRP in the adjusted model were age, gender, and BMI (Table 3)