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Table 1 Comparison of the monthly mean percentages of the docosahexanomic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) profiles.

From: Development and validation of a robust automated analysis of plasma phospholipid fatty acids for metabolic phenotyping of large epidemiological studies

Months DHA EPA
  Mean SD %CVa Mean SD %CV
1 (nZ = 36)b 2.14 0.06 2.60 0.46 0.02 4.22
2 (n = 36) 2.14 0.06 2.66 0.46 0.01 2.22
3 (n = 38) 2.13 0.06 3.02 0.47 0.03 7.28
4 (n = 38) 2.15 0.08 3.58 0.47 0.04 9.16
5 (n = 37) 2.16 0.06 2.66 0.47 0.03 7.13
6 (n = 38) 2.15 0.05 2.47 0.48 0.04 8.46
7 (n = 38) 2.16 0.04 1.78 0.47 0.03 6.54
8 (n = 38) 2.15 0.07 3.23 0.47 0.02 5.30
9 (n = 38) 2.15 0.06 2.71 0.46 0.03 6.90
10 (n = 38) 2.17 0.05 2.55 0.46 0.03 6.31
Comparisons of meansc P = 0.062 P = 0.064
  1. aCoefficient of variation.
  2. bn is the number of batches in the month.
  3. cSingle-factoR ANOVA.