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Table 2 Outcomes of patients in Group 1 and Group 2

From: Dehydroepiandrosterone decreases the age-related decline of the in vitro fertilization outcome in women younger than 40 years old

Variables Group 1 Group 2 P value
Number (no) of patients 53 56  
hCG day 11 ± 0.8 13.1 ± 1.1 <0.05
E2 a on hCG day (pg/ml) 3478 ± 621 2051 ± 887 <0.01
Endometrial thickness (mm) 10.4 ± 0.9 9.1 ± 1.8 <0.0001
No of retrieved oocytesb 8.9 ± 1.8 8.2 ± 2.2 n.s. (0.07)
No of methaphase II oocytesb 6.1 ± 1.3 5.8 ± 1.1 n.s. (0.11)
No of embryos transferredb 2.5 ± 0.6 2.3 ± 0.7 n.s. (0.13)
High quality embryos replacedb (%) 77.3 48.2 <0.01
Clinical pregnancy (n°) 22 18 n. s. (0.15)
Live birth rate 22 13 <0.05
Miscarriage rate 0 5 <0.05
  1. Values are mean ± SD unless otherwise specified. aEstradiol values. bValues are relative to the no of patients with oocyte retrieval. n. s. = not significant.