Table 2.

Demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants divided by sex

CharacteristicsMaleFemaleP Valuea
Steroid sensitivity, n (%)47 (90)20 (71)0.06
Steroid resistance, n (%)5 (10)8 (29)0.29
Age (yr), mean (SD)4.08 (3.34)5.90 (4.46)0.06
Selectivity index (n=73), mean (SD)0.07 (0.13)0.09 (0.75)0.49
Serum total protein (g/dl, n=79), mean (SD)4.28 (0.52)4.28 (0.6)0.49
Serum albumin (g/dl, n=80), mean (SD)1.36 (0.5)1.41 (0.63)0.71
TP/Alb ratio (n=79), mean (SD)3.56 (1.54)3.8 (2.55)0.61
eGFR (ml/m2 per hour, n=72), mean (SD)136.72 (58.21)111.93 (50.62)0.07
Total cholesterol (mg/dl, n=76), mean (SD)399.76 (105.77)407.11 (103.83)0.77
Serum IgG (mg/dl, n=80), mean (SD)297.99 (149.94)390.55 (375.31)0.12
Serum IgM(mg/dl, n=80), mean (SD)151.45 (72.74)195.86 (91.37)0.008
Serum IgA (mg/dl, n=77), mean (SD)119.34 (61.60)125.2 (66.49)0.70
Complement C3 (mg/dl, n=75), mean (SD)138.8 (34.71)124.68 (23.27)0.06
Urinary total protein (mg/dl, n=79), mean (SD)1631.6 (1724.59)2058.43 (1660.47)0.29
Urinary TP/Cre ratio (n=78), mean (SD)15.13 (12.71)16.66 (9.38)0.58
Hematuria (n=69), n (%)18 (58)13 (42)0.38
  • N=80. TP, total protein; Alb, albumin; Cre, creatinine.

  • a Chi-squared test.