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Table 4 Testing Interleukins levels with age (var = AGEGroups), primary lung cancer or not (var = primary1yes), had chemotherapy or not in the last 6 months (chemo1yes)

From: Elevated levels of anti inflammatory IL-10 and pro inflammatory IL-17 in malignant pleural effusions

  IL −10 B (IL-10Concentrationin Blood) IL −10 P (IL-10Concentration inPleural fluid) IL −17 B (IL-17Concentrationin Blood) IL −17 P (IL-17Concentrationin Pleural fluid)
AGE (ANOVA) P = 0,251 P = 0,969 P = 0,883 P = 0,067*
Primary or Metastatic (t-test) P = 0,112 P = 0,114 P = 0,015 P = 0,467
Chemotherapy or not (t-test) P = 0,127 P = 0,237 P = 0,133 P = 0,326
Type of malignancy P = 0,002 P = 0,404 P = 0,034 P = 0,593
SEX (t-test) P = 0,517 P = 0,037 P = 0,349 P = 0,773
  1. *Was tested with multiple comparisons, no statistical significance reached.
  2. **Three groups were used (var = Type_3_UN).