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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (mean ± SD) of the three groups of women studied

From: Prognostic value of follicular fluid 25-OH vitamin D and glucose levels in the IVF outcome

  Patient Groups (ff vitamin D, ng/ml) P value
  A (< 20) B (20.1 - 30) C (>30)  
No of women 31 49 21 NS
Age (years) 35.76 + 5.8 36.35 + 4.5 36.58 + 5.8 NS
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 + 2.6 24.2 + 3.1 24.5 + 3.5 NS
Serum vitamin D (ng/ml) 18.7 + 5.74 24.39 + 8.9 30.3 + 11.9 < 0.05
Serum glucose (mg/dl) 85.46 + 17.3 86.04 + 18.3 82.3 + 16.2 NS
ff glucose (mg/dl) 70.44 + 12.7 66.14 + 12.3 52.82 + 16.7 < 0.05
No of stimulation days 10.4 + 2.1 11.6 + 2.6 12.1 + 2.9 NS
No of FSH ampoules (75 IU each) 54.5 + 4.8 56.8 + 5.5 57.7 + 5.9 NS
No of oocytes 3.9 + 3.2 5.91 + 4.3 6.14 + 5 NS
CES 16.29 + 11.2 15.67 + 11.1 15 + 8.1 NS
MSEQ 7.96 + 2.6 7.02 + 2.5 5.6 + 3.6 < 0.05
CPR/woman 32.3% (10/31) 32.7% (16/49) 14.3% (3/21) < 0.05
CPR/ET 40% (10/25) 38.1% (16/42) 15.8% (3/19) < 0.05
  1. NS: not significant, BMI: body mass index, ff: follicular fluid, CES: cumulative embryo score, MSEQ: mean score of embryo quality, CPR: clinical pregnancy rate, ET: embryo transfer