Table 2.

Summary of baseline correlations between variables

Tested variablesSpearman's rho (r)95% Confidence intervalP value for correlation
Lymphocyte folate vs:
Plasma 5-MeTHF0.280.08 to 0.58<0.05
RBC folate0.170.21 to 0.500.80
Buccal cell folate0.350.02 to 0.62<0.01
Plasma homocysteine−0.34−0.03 to −0.62<0.05
RBC folate vs:
Buccal cell folate−0.13−0.25 to −0.460.36
Plasma 5-MeTHF0.360.01 to 0.63<0.01