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Table 5 Correlation between the age, viral loads, and levels of inflammatory markers and lymphocyte subsets in 48 cases

From: Viral loads, lymphocyte subsets and cytokines in asymptomatic, mildly and critical symptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a retrospective study

  n Pearson’s correlation R P-value
Age    
Viral loads 48 0.220 0.134
B cells (%) 48  − 0.145 0.327
NK cells (%) 48 0.077 0.605
CD 3 + T cells (%) 48  − 0.299 0.039*
CD3 + CD4 + T cells (%) 48  − 0.329 0.023*
CD3 + CD8 + T cells (%) 48  − 0.104 0.483
CD4 + /CD8 + ratio (%) 48  − 0.179 0.233
IL2 (pg/mL) 48 0.490 0.000**
IL4 (pg/mL) 48 0.175 0.233
IL5 (pg/mL) 48 0.325 0.024*
IL6 (pg/mL) 48 0.322 0.026*
IL8 (pg/mL) 48 0.286 0.047*
IL10 (pg/mL) 48 0.296 0.040*
TNF-α (pg/mL) 48  − 0.001 0.994
INF-α (pg/mL) 48 0.192 0.191
INF-γ (pg/mL) 48 0.183 0.213
Viral loads    
B cells (%) 48 0.070 0.637
NK cells (%) 48 0.074 0.615
CD 3 + T cells (%) 48  − 0.285 0.049*
CD3 + CD4 + T cells (%) 48  − 0.287 0.042*
CD3 + CD8 + T cells (%) 48  − 0.135 0.360
CD4 + /CD8 + ratio (%) 48 0.155 0.292
IL2 (pg/mL) 48 0.303 0.037*
IL4 (pg/mL) 48 0.338 0.019*
IL5 (pg/mL) 48 0.222 0.130
IL6 (pg/mL) 48 0.301 0.048*
IL8 (pg/mL) 48 0.298 0.049*
IL10 (pg/mL) 48 0.300 0.035*
TNF-α (pg/mL) 48 0.158 0.283
INF-α (pg/mL) 48 0.195 0.184
INF-γ (pg/mL) 48  − 0.027 0.856
  1. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed). P < 0.001
  2. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed). P < 0. 05