Table 4

Homocysteine, vitamin B12, and folic acid levels for cases and controls according to gender and ethnicities

Cases

(CC)

(n = 19)

Cases

(CT or TT)

(n = 22)

Controls

(CC)

(n = 21)

Controls

(CT or TT)

(n = 22)


Homocysteine, (Normal reference value = 5.0-15.0 μmol/L)

Males, mean (μmol/L)

Chinese

14.97

17.67

13.68

12.25

Indian

13.25

19.85

19.50

16.13

Malay

18.05

17.80

15.85

16.66

Females

Chinese

12.35

13.20

13.80

13.55

Indian

13.47

16.28

13.14

13.15

Malay

13.23

12.77

12.40

11.93

Vitamin B12, (Normal reference value = 211-911 pg/mL)

Males, mean (pg/mL)

Chinese

495.0

271.5

271.5

483.5

Indian

630.5

315.0

317.0

373.3

Malay

410.8

562.7

431.5

485.0

Females

Chinese

385.0

386.3

478.0

420.7

Indian

452.0

386.0

414.4

420.0

Malay

620.7

625.3

350.7

513.0

Folic acid, (Normal reference value = > 2.8 ng/mL)

Males, mean (ng/mL)

Chinese

11.8

14.9

5.2

14.1

Indian

7.5

6.1

3.6

10.5

Malay

4.7

5.5

6.0

5.7

Females

Chinese

11.5

24.0

12.5

11.3

Indian

12.5

9.0

13.4

7.8

Malay

6.1

7.1

7.5

13.8


Liew et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-1

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