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Table 1 Semen parameters in all donors, proven donors and proven donors <2 years compared with patients

From: Characterizing semen parameters and their association with reactive oxygen species in infertile men

Parameter Donors Patients P value
All donors vs. all patients
Volume (mL) 3.36 ± 2.02 3.15 ± 1.49 0.95
Concentration (X10 6 /mL) 54.26 ± 32.19 45.33 ± 51.00 0.001
Motility (%) 53.70 ± 15.00 46.95 ± 20.16 0.016
Endtz(X10 6 /mL) 1.04 ± 2.54 0.50 ± 1.62 0.41
Normal morphology (%) 6.93 ± 3.91 3.20 ± 2.91 <0.001
ROS (RLU/s) 228.80 ± 396.27 12540.40 ± 70846.85 <0.001
64.8(21.1,198.2)a 267.5(59.4, 1320)a
Proven donors vs. all patients
Volume (mL) 4.24 ± 2.13 3.15 ± 1.49 0.008
Concentration (X10 6 /mL) 60.07 ± 33.44 45.33 ± 51.00 0.002
Motility (%) 50.85 ± 13.52 46.95 ± 20.16 0.30
WBC X10 6 /mL) 0.00 ± 0.00 0.50 ± 1.62 0.09
Normal morphology (%) 7.00 ± 4.35 3.20 ± 2.91 <0.001
ROS (RLU/s) 149.46 ± 275.08 12540.40 ± 70846.85 <0.001
75.8(33.3, 147.8)a 267.5(59.4, 1320)a
Proven donors <2y vs. all patients
Volume (mL) 5.03 ± 2.22 3.15 ± 1.49 <0.001
Concentration (X10 6 /mL) 61.59 ± 23.93 45.33 ± 51.00 0.002
Motility (%) 49.88 ± 8.68 46.95 ± 20.16 0.40
Endtz(X10 6 /mL) 0.00 ± 0.00 0.50 ± 1.62 0.18
Normal morphology (%) 6.77 ± 4.95 3.20 ± 2.91 0.006
ROS (RLU/s) 54.53 ± 45.31 12540.40 ± 70846.85 <0.001
75.8(33.3, 147.8)a 267.5(59.4, 1320)a
  1. ROS = reactive oxygen species; RLU = relative light units; Values are mean ± SD. WBC = white blood cells measured by the Endtz test.
  2. amedian (25th, 75th percentile); P < 0.05 considered significant by Wilcoxon rank sum test.