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Table 3 Statistical analysis of the overall reproductive output for groups of female guinea pigs (n = 10 per group) maintained on a control, high-PUFA, or high-SFA diet

From: Reproductive performance and gestational effort in relation to dietary fatty acids in guinea pigs

Reproductive parameter Control PUFA SFA χ2 P-value
Number of pregnancies 10 8 10 0.286 0.867
Total offspring number 33 28 24 1.435 0.488
Total sex ratio 19 ♂ : 14 ♀ 18 ♂ : 10 ♀ 15 ♂ : 9 ♀ 0.312 0.856
Alive : Dead ratio 24 A : 9 D 25 A : 3 D 22 A : 2 D 4.628 0.099
Alive : Dead ratio ♂ 14 A : 5 D 16 A : 2 D 13 A : 2 D 1.726 0.422
Alive : Dead ratio ♀ 10 A : 4 D 9 A : 1 D 9 A : 0 D 3.775 0.152