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Table 3 Serum hormone levels and bacterial smear numbers in postmenopausal women

From: The Lactobacillus flora in vagina and rectum of fertile and postmenopausal healthy Swedish women

Subject No. Oestradiol (E2) (pmol/L) Progesterone (nmol/L) FSH (IU/L) LH (IU/L) Vaginal smear
(CFU/g)
Rectal smear
(CFU/g)
21 < 125 < 3 66.3 36.5 -- 1100000
22 126 < 3 33.7 16.3 170 5500
23 < 125 < 3 65.4 24.6 10000000 3100000
24 133 < 3 84.2 31.4 -- 3000000
25 193 < 3 58.6 21.0 -- 3800000
26 < 125 < 3 58.8 26.7 360000 140000
27 < 125 < 3 73.5 28.9 13000 590000
28 < 125 < 3 145.0 50.9 -- 1700000
29 < 125 < 3 80.9 16.2 830000 47000
30 < 125 < 3 48.7 15.7 180000 4900000
31 < 125 < 3 65.1 33.4 -- 1000
32      -- 130000
33 < 125 < 3 50.8 37.8 8900000 --
34 < 125 3 89.6 39.9 510000 50000
35 < 125 3 126.0 53.7 30000000 920000
36 < 125 < 3 88.1 43.8 22000 210000
37 < 125 < 3 53.3 19.0 -- 910000
38 < 125 < 3 89.7 23.1 -- 550000
39 < 125 < 3 110.0 38.2 190000 3100
40 < 125 < 3 165.0 53.8 -- 2000000
  1. -- = not detectable. One woman did not complete the hormone analyses. CFU = colony forming units, IU = international units, FSH = follicle-stimulating hormone, LH = luteinizing hormone.