Table 3

Relationship between blood biochemical parameters and body mass
Dependent variables Independent variables LD season SD season
ALP (U/L) Body mass (g) n=39, r=0.10 n=37, r=0.32 *
BUN (mg/dL) n=39, r=0.14 n=37, r=0.41 **
GLU (mg/dL) n=39, r=0.16 n=37, r=0.43 **
PHOSP (mg/dL) n=39, r=0.16 n=37, r=0.37 *

Sample sizes for each photoperiod: long-day (LD) season and short-day (SD) season and the Pearson correlation coefficient r are given for each regression, as dependent and independent variables. Values were statistically significant if p<0.05 (*). A p<0.01 was indicated by two asterisks (**).

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Marchal et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:211   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-211

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