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Table 3 Hormone level comparisons between VLBW and control group. Results presented as medians (interquartile range)

From: Women born with very low birth weight have similar menstrual cycle pattern, pregnancy rates and hormone profiles compared with women born at term

Hormone Reference interval VLBW (n = 9) Controls (n = 7) p-value
LH (IE/L) 1.0–96 3.9 (4.3) 4.0 (13.2) 0.739
FSH (IE/L) 1.7–22 4.2 (4.1) 3.4 (3.2) 0.183
Testosterone (nmol/L) < 1.8 0.7 (0.9) 0.8 (1.0) 0.827
SHBG (nmol/L) 19–145 67.0 (44.0) 88.0 (94.5) 0.219
Testosterone/SHBG ratio < 0.07 0.01 (0.02) 0.01 (0.01) 0.974
Estradiol (pmol/L) 90–1160 260.0 (459.8) 380.0 (927.0) 0.377
AMH (μg/L) 0.7–6 2.4 (2.9) 2.4 (4.4) 0.826
TSH (mIE/L) 0.4–4 1.6 (1.2) 1.2 (1.1) 0.148
T3 (pmol/L) 3.5–6 4.9 (0.8) 4.9 (0.4) 0.741
T4 (pmol/L) 0.11–22 15.4 (2.2) 15.1 (2.9) 0.269