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Table 1 Patient characteristics of patients reaching IVF, based on concordance or discordance between as-FSH and as-AMH

From: Discordances between follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in female infertility

  IA II III IB
N 48 115 19 168
Age (years)* 36.7 ± 4.8 37.5 ± 5.3 36.2 ± 6.6 38.3 ± 5.2
FSH (mIU/mL)** 6.5 ± 1.1 15.1 ± 12.8 6.6 ±. 9.0 23.0 ± 21.3
AMH (ng/mL)** 3.42 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 3.0 0.6 ± 0.5 0.5 ± 0.4
Oocytes (n)** 13.1 ± 7.6 10.9 ± 7.3 9.1 ± 8.2 5.9 ± 5.2
Race: n (%)     
African America 10(18.5%) 16(29.6%) 2(3.7%) 26(48.1%)
Asian 11(19.6%) 21(37.5%) 3(5.4%) 21(37.5%)
Caucasian 25(11.5%) 72(33.0%) 11(5.0%) 110(50.5%)
Middle Eastern 2(9.1%) 6(27.3%) 3(13.6%) 11(50.0%)
Primary Infertility Diagnoses: n (%)***
DOR 14(9.0%) 44(28.2%) 6(3.8%) 92(59.0%)
Endometriosis 2(10.5%) 5(26.3%) 1(5.3%) 11(57.9%)
Male 12(12.1%) 37(37.4%) 7(7.1%) 43(43.4%)
Other 2(10.5%) 9(47.4%) 2(10.5%) 6(31.6%)
PCO 8(36.4%) 9(40.9%) (0.0%) 5(22.7%)
Tubal 10(30.3%) 10(30.3%) 3(9.1%) 10(30.3%)
Uterine 0(0.0%) 1(50.0%) 0(0.0%) 1(50.0%)
  1. * Age does not significantly differ between groups;
  2. **FSH, however, progressively increases (p < 0.001) and AMH and oocytes progressively decreased across categories from groups IA, to II, III and IB (p < 0.001).
  3. *** Percentages add up to 100% within each primary diagnosis. By far the most frequently represented primary diagnosis (156/350 patients, 44.6%) was DOR. Amongst those patients Group IB was significantly more prevalent than the three other study groups (p < 0.01).