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Table 2 Demographic and polysomnographic parameters, IL-17A concentrations, Th17 cell percentages, and PAP of the subjects (n = 17)

From: Relationship of redundant Th17 cells and IL-17A, but not IL-17 F, with the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS)

  Control group (n = 3) Mild OSAHS (n = 4) Moderate OSAHS (n = 4) Severe OSAHS (n = 6) p value
Age (years) 50(37,61) 46(39,59) 47.5(35,65) 50.5(42,59) 0.979
BMI (kg/m2) 26.1(23.8,30.8) 26.1(24.8,30.4) 25.5(22.5,31.1) 27.3(23.7,35) 0.787
Lowest SaO2 (%) 89(86,90) 75(67,84) 83(72,87) 65(44,79) 0.013
Mean SaO2 (%) 96(96,96) 96.5(95,97) 96.5(94,98) 92(88,96) 0.055
AHI (events/h) 2.2(0.8,3.6) 6.5(5.7,15) 26.3(23.4,30) 60.8(40.7,91.4) 0.002
IL-17A (pg/ml) 0.07(0.02,0.14) 0.09(0.03,0.11) 0.1(0.01,0.31) 0.37(0.08,1.36) 0.065
Th17% 2.2(0.6,6.0) 8.5(4.3,9.5) 6.6(2.7,13.4) 6.6(4,10.6) 0.275
PAP (mmHg) 26(23,26) 27.5(23,30) 24.5(23,26) 25.5(22,30.6) 0.676