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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and baseline endocrine features of 20 anovulatory women with PCOS who underwent hMG ovarian stimulation

From: The influence of circulating anti-Müllerian hormone on ovarian responsiveness to ovulation induction with gonadotrophins in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: a pilot study

Characteristic Overall (n = 20) Good responders (n = 12) Poor responders (n = 8)
Mean (SD)
Age (years) 29.1 (4.2) 28.3 (4.9) 30.3 (2.6)
Body mass index (kg/m 2 ) 26.8 (5.3) 27.2 (5.6) 26.3 (5.0)
Duration of infertility (years) 4.5 (2.7) 5.0 (3.0) 3.4 (2.8)
Serum LH (IU/L) 9.1 (4.3) 9.5 (3.9) 8.5 (5.0)
Serum FSH (IU/L) 4.9 (2.4) 5.2 (3.1) 4.5 (0.4)
Serum LH/FSH ratio 2.3 (1.4) 2.4 (1.7) 1.9 (1.2)
Serum testosterone (nmol/l) 2.3 (0.7) 2.3 (0.6) 2.2 (0.7)
Free androgen index 6.4 (2.4) 6.5 (2.4) 6.2 (2.3)
Ovarian volume (ml) 11.8 (2.7) 12.0 (3.0) 12.7 (2.4)
  n (%)
Menstrual cycle Regular 2 (10) 2 (17) 0 (0)
Oligomenorrhoea 12 (60) 8 (66) 4 (50)
Amenorrhoea 6 (30) 2 (17) 4 (50)
Hirsutism Yes 9 (45) 6 (50) 5 (63)
No 11 (55) 6 (50) 3 (37)
Acne Yes 11 (55) 6 (50) 3 (37)
No 9 (45) 6 (50) 5 (63)
Infertility Primary 16 (80) 10 83 6 75
Secondary 4 (20) 2 17 2 25
Ethnicity Caucasian 8 (40) 4 33 4 (50)
  Mediterranean 11 (55) 7 58 4 (50)
  Asian 1 (5) 1 9 0 (0)
  1. Results are compared between good vs. poor responders.
  2. Numerical values are presented as mean (SD) and categorical data are given as n (%). No statistically significant differences were found between good and poor responders.