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Table 3 Association (rs) between lipid levels in serum and cell membranes and clinical characteristics in patients

From: Lipid profiles in schizophrenia associated with clinical traits: a five year follow-up study

  S-triglyceride S-cholesterol RBC PUFA RBC LCPUFA
  T1 T2 T1 T2 T1 T2 T1 T2
PANSS total 0.06 0.26 0.01 0.15 0.08 0.14 0.09 0.31*
PANSS negative 0.18 0.26 0.19 0.11 0.21 0.32* 0.20 0.52***
PANSS positive −0.04 0.28* −0.03 0.22 −0.02 0.01 −0.07 0.11
GAF-S 0.13 −0.48*** 0.26 −0.30* −0.24 −0.22 −0.26 −0.32*
GAF-F 0.07 −0.32* 0.24 −0.23 −0.19 −0.21 −0.23 −0.29*
  1. *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.01, ***P ≤ 0.001
  2. Spearman’s correlation coefficient is reported
  3. PANSS positive and negative syndrome scale
  4. GAF global assessment of functioning, S symptoms, F functioning)
  5. PANSS Positive positive component; items P1 + P3 + P5 + P6 + G9
  6. PANSS Negative negative component; items N1 + N2 + N3 + N4 + N6 + G7 + G8 + G16
  7. PUFA = omega-3 + omega- 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in red blood cells (RBC)
  8. LCPUFA = omega-3 + omega-6 PUFA with 20 or more carbon atoms in red blood cells (RBC)