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Table 4 Frequency of external and skeletal anomalies in fetuses from mildly diabetic (STZ) and non-diabetic (control) rats at term pregnancy.

From: Evaluation of neonatally-induced mild diabetes in rats: Maternal and fetal repercussions

  Groups
  Control (n= 15) STZ (n= 13)
Number of fetuses examined for external anomalies 198 138
Number of fetuses with external anomalies 0 0
Number of fetuses examined for skeletal anomalies 81 (100%) 55 (100%)
   Abnormal shaped sternebrae 2/81 (2%) 5/55 (9%)*
   Extra ossification site of sternebrae 0/81(0%) 1/55 (2%)
   Incomplete ossification of vertebrae 1/81 (1%) 0/55 (0%)
   Absent cervical nuclei 50/81 (62%) 57/55 (104%)*
   Bipartite cervical nuclei 3/81 (4%) 1/55 (2%)
   Incomplete ossification of cervical nuclei 5/81 (6%) 5/55 (9%)
  1. *p < 0.05 - statistically significant difference compared to control group (Chi Square Test).