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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients in the study

From: Down-regulation of the transcription factor snail in the placentas of patients with preeclampsia and in a rat model of preeclampsia

  Normal term deliveries Preterm deliveries Preeclampsia
Patients 9 5 8
Maternal age (years) 29.7 ± 6.4 (22-34) 32.6 ± 7.2 (29-38) 25.8 ± 6.6 (20-36)
Gestational age at
deliveries (weeks)
38.3± 0.5 (38-39) 35.4 ± 1.1 (34-36)*** 31.3 ± 3.1 (28-36)***
Birth weight (percentile) 77.3 ± 8.2 (70-90) 65.0 ± 26.9 (25-90) 39.5 ± 34.9 (5-95)*
  1. Values represent group mean ± SD. Numbers in the parenthesis show the range of the values
  2. *p < 0.05 preeclampsia versus both preterm and term deliveries
  3. ***p < 0.001 preterm and preeclampsia deliveries versus normal term