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Table 2 Correlations between semen parameters, MDA levels, DNA fragmentation and DNA oxidation (n = 55)

From: Sperm DNA fragmentation and oxidation are independent of malondialdheyde

  MDA Sperm Concentration Total motility Type a motility Type b motility Vitality Leucocytes concentration Normal morphology DNA fragmentation DNA oxidation
MDA - p < 0.001
r = -0.57
p = 0.01
r = -0.35
p = 0.03
r = -0.32
p = 0.9
r = 0.01
p = 0.9
r = 0.01
p = 0.9
r = 0.09
p = 0.82
r = -0.03
p = 0.5
r = -0.1
p = 0.7
r = -0.06
Sperm Concentration   - p = 0.01
r = 0.34
p < 0.001
r = 0.53
p = 0.1
r = -0.2
p = 0.9
r = -0.01
p = 0.53
r = 0.08
p = 0.08
r = 0.23
p = 0.05
r = 0.26
p = 0.1
r = 0.17
Total motility    - p < 0.001
r = 0.82
p = 0.001
r = 0.44
p < 0.001
r = 0.58
p = 0.9
r = 0.01
p = 0.002
r = 0.40
p = 0.001
r = -0.43
p = 0.8
r = 0.02
Type a motility     - p = 0.98
r = -0.00
p = 0.002
r = 0.4
p = 0.45
r = 0.10
p = 0.001
r = 0.42
p = 0.04
r = -0.27
p = 0.8
r = 0.01
Type b motility      - p = 0.004
r = 0.38
p = 0.21
r = 0.12
p = 0.19
r = 0.17
p = 0.03
r = -0.28
p = 0.9
r = -0.01
Vitality       - p = 0.83
r = 0.28
p = 0.43
r = 0.10
p < 0.001
r = -0.65
p = 0.6
r = -0.06
Leucocytes concentration        - p = 0.6
r = -0.07
p = 0.32
r = -0.13
p = 0.01
r = 0.38
Normal morphology         - p = 0.69
r = -0.05
p = 0.29
r = -0.14
DNA fragmentation          - p = 0.01
r = 0.33
DNA oxidation           -
  1. Significant correlations (p and r values): bold characters; MDA: Malondialdehyde.