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Table 2 Summary statistics for the variables serum gastrin, cortisol and CRP

From: Serum concentration of gastrin, cortisol and C-reactive protein in a group of Norwegian sled dogs during training and after endurance racing: a prospective cohort study

Sample category N Mean (sd) Median (range) P value*
Gastrin (10–40 pg/ml)
 A1 completing dogs 25 18.1 (11.2) 15.0 (8.3–62.4) P < 0.001
 B1 completing dogs 25 41.6 (17.8) 36.6 (13.5–71.1)
 A2 non-completing dogs 21 17 (12.2) 15.2 (9.1–64.7) P < 0.001
 B2 non-completing dogs 21 68.7 (28.3) 69.8 (16.4–120.8)
 Fed A2 non-completing dogs 7 21.9 (19.2) 15.9 (9.1–64.7) P = 0.013
 Fed B2 non-completing dogs 7 63.1 (28.9) 75.3 (17.1–95.5)
 Not-fed A2 non-completing dogs 14 15.9 (6.6) 14.35 (9.3–30) P < 0.001
 Not-fed B2 non-completing dogs 14 71.5 (28.6) 69.8 (16.4–120.8)
 A3 control dogs 19 18.1 (8.5) 14.7 (8.8–40.4) P = 0.7703
 B3 control dogs 19 20.5 (12.6) 18.2 (8.3–57.9)
Cortisol (20–250 nmol/L)
 A1 completing dogs 25 60.8 (26.9) 57.0 (27–141) P < 0.001
 B1 completing dogs 25 153.2 (60.9) 147.0 (74–323)
 A2 non-completing dogs 21 58.1 (18.2) 57 (33–94) P = 0.001
 B2 non-completing dogs 21 103.7 (54.2) 80.0 (46–224)
 A3 control dogs 19 68.8 (25.7) 63.5 (41–135) P = 0.0752
 B3 control dogs 19 57.6 (23.3) 52 (34–125)
C-reactive protein (0–15 mg/L)
 A1 completing dogs 25 25.8 (15.9) 22.1 (1.2–55.3) P < 0.001
 B1 completing dogs 25 90.6 (49.9) 75.1 (26.9–191.7)
 A2 non-completing dogs 21 20.4 (20.4) 13.5 (1.8–78.9) P < 0.001
 B2 non-completing dogs 21 104.5 (52.2) 89.7 (22.3–220.2)
 A3 control dogs 19 27.2 (17.5) 23.4 (5.3–63.3) P < 0.001
 B3 control dogs 19 15.3 (35.2) 3.2 (0–156.9)