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Table 1 Comparable patient’s characteristics

From: Lipid droplets in granulosa cells are correlated with reduced pregnancy rates

Characteristic BMI < 25 (N = 26) BMI > 30 (N = 15) P-value
Mean BMI (kg/m2) mean ± SD; range 22.7 ± 2.4 [17–25] 32.8 ± 2.3 [30–38] < 0.0001
Age, years 32.5 ± 5.4 34.8 ± 4.8 0.18
Primary infertility 13 (50%) 9 (60%) 0.75
LDL cholesterol - blood level (mg/dL) 86.3 ± 28.6 104.9 ± 22.2 0.048
Cause of infertility
 Male factor 10 (38.5%) 7 (47%) 0.75
 Mechanical factor 4 (15.4%) 2 (13.3%) 1.00
 Unexplained 8 (30.8%) 6 (37.5%) 0.73
 Anovulation (PCOS) 2 (7.7%) 0 0.52
Hormonal profile
 FSH baseline level (u/L) 7.3 ± 1.6 7.8 ± 1.2 0.25
 LH baseline level (u/L) 6.4 ± 2.5 5.6 ± 2.4 0.33
 E2 baseline level (pg/dL) 215 [68–826] 161 [43–378] 0.24
 E2 level on hCG day (pg/dL) 1744 [1191–2591] 1593 [1302–2164] 0.43
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD; median 25–75% or ratio (%); Results are considered significant if P-value <0.05