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Table 2 Correlation between neutrophils collected from the oral cavity and peripheral blood

From: Oral neutrophils are an independent marker of the systemic inflammatory response after cardiac bypass

  Oral neutrophil counts Peripheral blood neutrophil counts
  Correlation (95% CI) p-value for null hypothesis rho = 0 Correlation (95% CI) p-value for null hypothesis rho = 0
Oral swab T0 0.83 (0.70, 0.91) <0.0001 -0.01 (-0.32, 0.30) 0.95
Oral swab T1 NA .. -0.04 (-0.35, 0.28) 0.81
Oral swab T2 NA .. -0.01 (-0.32, 0.30) 0.94
Oral swab T3 0.70 (0.48, 0.83) <0.0001 -0.11 (-0.41,0.21) 0.49