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Table 1 Clinical and hormonal characteristics in PCOS patients and healthy volunteers

From: Comparison of the efficacy of different androgens measured by LC-MS/MS in representing hyperandrogenemia and an evaluation of adrenal-origin androgens with a dexamethasone suppression test in patients with PCOS

Variables PCOS Healthy volunteers P value
n 102 41
Age (years) 29.02 ± 3.75 29.39 ± 4.23 0.628
BMI (kg/m2) 24.32 ± 4.52 20.30 ± 1.77 < 0.001
TT (ng/ml) 0.50 ± 0.23 0.27 ± 0.12 < 0.001
AD (ng/ml) 1.94 ± 0.75 1.15 ± 0.37 < 0.001
DHEA (ng/ml) 10.52 ± 6.42 10.05 ± 5.10 0.680
DHEA-S (ng/ml) 2948.79 ± 1059.11 2340.28 ± 951.74 0.002
LH (mIU/ml) 10.64 ± 6.17 4.23 ± 1.81 < 0.001
FSH (mIU/ml) 6.82 ± 2.01 6.09 ± 1.52 0.039
SHBG (nmol/L) 35.61 ± 22.33 66.70 ± 26.35 < 0.001
FAI 6.49 ± 4.63 1.57 ± 0.85 < 0.001
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