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Table 4 Comparison of laboratory results by distance from the accident spot

From: Acute health effects of accidental chlorine gas exposure

  Within 100 m Beyond 100 m p-value
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Complete blood cell count
 WBC (×103/mm3) 7.13 ± 1.78 7.12 ± 1.89 0.989
 RBC (×106/mm3) 4.80 ± 0.43 4.83 ± 0.56 0.655
 Hemoglobin (g/dL) 14.7 ± 1.36 14.9 ± 1.40 0.406
 Hematocrit (%) 43.5 ± 3.56 44.0 ± 3.52 0.359
 Platelet (×103/mm3) 222.1 ± 42.4 233.5 ± 48.9 0.114
Serum electrolyte
 Calcium (mg/dL) 9.16 ± 0.28 9.17 ± 0.32 0.784
 Phosphorus (mg/dL) 3.66 ± 0.52 3.71 ± 0.52 0.579
 Sodium (mEq/dL) 141.9 ± 1.58 141.9 ± 1.56 0.835
 Potassium (mEq/dL) 4.01 ± 0.23 4.01 ± 0.31 0.913
 Chloride (mEq/dL) 101.3 ± 1.16 102.6 ± 1.19 0.246
Serum chemistry
 AST (IU/L) 26.1 ± 26.7 24.5 ± 22.2 0.667
ALT (IU/L) 28.1 ± 21.5 27.2 ± 18.8 0.793
 r-GTP§ (IU/L) 34.7 ± 44.9 29.4 ± 24.6 0.310
 ALP (IU/L) 153.1 ± 33.9 157.1 ± 44.7 0.790
 Glucose (mg/dL) 98.5 ± 16.1 102.6 ± 26.9 0.263
 Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 182.8 ± 31.9 196.1 ± 35.5 0.014
 Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL) 13.1 ± 3.03 13.4 ± 3.08 0.505
 Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.89 ± 0.23 0.90 ± 0.16 0.695
 Uric acid (mg/dL) 5.43 ± 1.45 5.50 ± 1.59 0.759
Abnormal chest radiograph 0/73 0/129  
  1. *Independent t-test.
  2. Aspartate transaminase.
  3. Alanine transaminase.
  4. §Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase.
  5. Alkaline phosphatase.