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Table 1—

Characteristics at baseline of control subjects versus women with PCOS

Baseline characteristicControlPCOSP value
n 17 38  
Age (years) 33.2 ± 1.9 34.1 ± 1.2 0.68 
BMI (kg/m236.9 ± 1.4 36.8 ± 1.2 0.98 
Weight (kg) 97.6 ± 4.3 99.6 ± 3.5 0.73 
Waist circumference (cm) 108.7 ± 3.4 108.9 ± 2.6 0.94 
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.85 ± 0.01 0.86 ± 0.01 0.47 
hsCRP (mg/l) 3.3 ± 0.51 4.1 ± 0.5 0.36 
Testosterone (nmol/l) 1.3 ± 0.2 2.2 ± 0.1 <0.01 
SHBG (nmol/l) 40.4 ± 4.5 31.9 ± 2.5 0.08 
FAI 4.5 ± 0.9 10.3 ± 1.6 <0.01 
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 4.5 ± 0.1 4.5 ± 0.1 0.88 
Fasting insulin (mU/l) 10.3 ± 1.2 21.2 ± 3 0.01 
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.8 ± 0.2 5.2 ± 0.2 0.1 
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1 ± 0 1.3 ± 0.1 <0.01 
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.3 ± 0.2 3.3 ± 0.2 0.9 
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 0.9 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 0.1 <0.01 
HOMA 2.1 ± 0.3 4.5 ± 0.7 0.02 
RBP4 (μg/ml) 28.9 ± 3.1 35.4 ± 4.3 0.36 
Baseline characteristicControlPCOSP value
n 17 38  
Age (years) 33.2 ± 1.9 34.1 ± 1.2 0.68 
BMI (kg/m236.9 ± 1.4 36.8 ± 1.2 0.98 
Weight (kg) 97.6 ± 4.3 99.6 ± 3.5 0.73 
Waist circumference (cm) 108.7 ± 3.4 108.9 ± 2.6 0.94 
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.85 ± 0.01 0.86 ± 0.01 0.47 
hsCRP (mg/l) 3.3 ± 0.51 4.1 ± 0.5 0.36 
Testosterone (nmol/l) 1.3 ± 0.2 2.2 ± 0.1 <0.01 
SHBG (nmol/l) 40.4 ± 4.5 31.9 ± 2.5 0.08 
FAI 4.5 ± 0.9 10.3 ± 1.6 <0.01 
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 4.5 ± 0.1 4.5 ± 0.1 0.88 
Fasting insulin (mU/l) 10.3 ± 1.2 21.2 ± 3 0.01 
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.8 ± 0.2 5.2 ± 0.2 0.1 
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1 ± 0 1.3 ± 0.1 <0.01 
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.3 ± 0.2 3.3 ± 0.2 0.9 
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 0.9 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 0.1 <0.01 
HOMA 2.1 ± 0.3 4.5 ± 0.7 0.02 
RBP4 (μg/ml) 28.9 ± 3.1 35.4 ± 4.3 0.36 

Data are means ± SEM unless otherwise indicated.

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