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Table 2 Results of Spearman correlation between plasma corticosterone (CORT) and, glucose (Glu), triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), uric acid (UA), levels in male and female Eurasian Tree Sparrows (Passer montanus)

From: Effects of capture and captivity on plasma corticosterone and metabolite levels in breeding Eurasian Tree Sparrows

Variable Male Female
Glu TG TC UA Glu TG TC UA
Baseline CORT         
 r 0.173 0.236 0.509 0.318 0.630 0.371 0.037 0.037
 p 0.612 0.484 0.110 0.340 0.129 0.413 0.937 0.937
 n 11 11 11 11 7 7 7 7
CORT at 30 min after capture         
 r − 0.079 0.273 0.006 − 0.067 0.714 0.786 0.321 0.750
 p 0.829 0.446 0.987 0.855 0.071 0.036 0.482 0.052
 n 10 10 10 10 7 7 7 7
CORT at 60 min after capture         
 r 0.006 − 0.127 − 0.624 0.042 0.464 0.214 0.071 0.179
 p 0.987 0.726 0.054 0.907 0.294 0.645 0.879 0.702
 n 10 10 10 10 7 7 7 7
CORT after 24-h of captivity         
 r − 0.417 0.100 − 0.233 0.567 − 0.714 − 0.762 − 0.524 0.738
 p 0.265 0.798 0.546 0.112 0.047 0.028 0.183 0.037
 n 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8
  1. All variables were measured at 3 (baseline levels), 30 and 60 min after capture and after 24 h in captivity. r represents Spearman correlation coefficient and significant factors (p < 0.05) are shown in italics