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Table 1 Age-stratified pregnancy and miscarriage rates

From: Miscarriage rates after dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation in women with diminished ovarian reserve: a case control study

  Age (years)
  <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 >42
DHEA      
   Pregnancies      
   NY 10 5 6 10 9
   TO 7 10 13 0 3
   Miscarriages      
   NY 1 0 0 2 3
   TO 1 1 3 0 0
   Misc. Rate (%)      
   NY 10.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 33.3
   TO 14.3 10.0 23.1 - 0.0
   TOTAL 11.8 6.7 15.8 20.0 25.0
   (± 95% CI) (15.0) (13.0) (16.0) (25.0) (25.0)
NATIONAL      
   Misc. Rate (%) 14.0 17.1 23.1 36.6 50.1
   (± 95% CI) (1.0) (1.0) (1.0) (2.0) (5.0)
Decrease in Misc. Rate      
   with DHEA (%) -15.7 -60.8 -31.6 -45.3 -50.1
  1. Miscarriage rates after DHEA supplementation, stratified for age, were lower at all ages [OR 0.49 (0.25-0.94; p = 0.04)]. The decrease in miscarriage rate was, however, especially apparent above age 35 years.
  2. NY - Center for Human Reproduction, New York;
  3. TO - Toronto West Fertility Associates, Toronto, Canada