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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and responses to long agonist IVF protocol

From: The effect of different estradiol levels on carotid artery distensibility during a long agonist IVF protocol

 Visit 1Visit 2Visit 3P-value
Age (Years)33 ± 1
Gravity0.4 ± 0.1
Para0.2 ± 0.1
Height (cm)166 ± 1
Weight (kg)68.6 ± 2.6
Body mass index (kg/m2)24.7 ± 0.9
Carotid distensibility (%/10 mmHg)1.98 ± 0.49*2.37 ± 0.55#2.11 ± 0.500.002
Carotid diameter (mm)5.1 ± 0.3§¤5.2 ± 0.3†5.0 ± 0.3< 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)122 ± 11122 ± 11‡119 ± 110.026
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)74 ± 776 ± 973 ± 9NS
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)4.7 ± 0.8║4.9 ± 0.8†4.5 ± 0.7< 0.001
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)2.8 ± 0.7§■3.0 ± 0.8†2.5 ± 0.7< 0.001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.7 ± 0.31.8 ± 0.31.8 ± 0.3NS
Triglycerides (mmol/l)0.7 ± 0.20.7 ± 0.30.7 ± 0.3NS
Estradiol (nmol/l)0.2 ± 0.1*♦0.1 ± 0.1†6.2 ± 5.9< 0.001
Estradiol (nmol/l)•≤0.04–0.45≤0.04–0.610.72–31.45 
  1. The values are means±SEM
  2. Significances: * P < 0.001 Visit 1 vs Visit 2, # P < 0.01 Visit 2 vs Visit 3, § P < 0.05 Visit 1 vs Visit 2, ¤ P < 0.05 Visit 1 vs Visit 3, † P < 0.001 Visit 2 vs Visit 3, ‡ P < 0.05 Visit 2 vs Visit 3, ║P < 0.01 Visit 1 vs Visit 2, ■ P < 0.01 Visit 1 vs Visit 3, ♦ P < 0.001 Visit 1 vs Visit 3, • A range of estradiol values