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Table 1 Comparison of blood hormone levels of participants with normal and abnormal sperm

From: The relationship between reproductive outcome measures in DDT exposed malaria vector control workers: a cross-sectional study

Variable Median (range)
  Semen count Semen density Semen Motility Normal semen morphology
  ≥ 20 × 106 (n = 26) < 20 × 106 (n = 17) ≥ 40 × 106/ml (n = 31) < 40 × 106/ml (n = 14) ≥ 50% (n = 29) < 50% (n = 14) ≥ 2% (n = 25) < 2% (n = 16)
Basal:         
   LH (mui/ml) 1.8 (0.7;4.7) 2.7 (1.3;11.7) 2.3 (0.7;4.7) 2.2 (1.3;11.7) 2.1 (0.7;4.6) 2.5 (1.4;6.2) 2.3 (0.7;4.6) 2.2 (0.7;6.2)
   FSH(mui/ml) 2.7 (0.1;2.2) 3.9 (0.8;19.9) 2.5 (0.1;7.2) 3.9 (1.7 ;19.9) 2.7 (0.1;7.3) 3.6 (0.1;8.5) 2.7 (0.1;2.2) 2.7 (1.1;8.5)
   TST (nmol/L) 18.4 (8.0;39.5) 17.0 (9.3;39.4) 20.2 (4.7;39.5) 15.8 (9.3;32.1) 16.4 (4.7;39.4) 20.6(13.7;39.5) 17 (4.7;32.5) 18.1(9.7;32.1)
   E2 (pg/ml) 53.5 (2.0;208.5) 55.0 (13.5;115.5) 53.5 (2.0;208.5) 55.0 (15.0;115.5) 53.5 (2.0;122) 73 (36;208.5) 48.3 (2;208.5) 69.3 (50;159.5)
   IHB (pg/ml) 121.1(33.4;231.3) 73.3(25.2;192.2) 122.0 (35.4; 244.7) 81.4 (25.2;164.1) 115.3 (35.4;244.7) 133.8 (50.1;202.8) 123.3 (35.4;244.7) 101.4 (37.9;173.1)
   SHBG (nmol/L) 32.8 (15.5;95.0) 37.0 (12.0;76.5) 33.5 (15.5; 95.0) 35.5 (12.0;76.5) 33.0 (12.0;95.0) 37.8 (23.5;65.5) 34 (15.5;95.0) 34.3 (16.0;66.0)
Peak Post GnRH: (n = 21) (n = 16) (n = 25) (n = 13) (n = 22) (n = 23) (n = 13) (n = 13)
   LH (mui/ml) 14.6 (4.8;35.1) 25.9 (7.5;83.3) 15.6 (4.8;67.0) 22.9 (7.3;83.3) 16.7 (4.8;67.0) 16.4 (4.8;83.3) 16.4 (5.5;40.3) 18.4 (5.5;40.3)
   FSH (mui/ml) 3.0 (0.6;8.5) 5.4 (1.0;27.6) 3.2 (0.6;11.2) 5.6 (2.4;27.6) 3.2 (0.6;11.2) 3.2 (0.8;27.6) 4.9 (0.9;11.4) 4.9 (0.6;11.4)
   TST (nmol/L) 3.35 (-5.25;21.6) 0.6 (-7.5;18.7) 3.3 (-7.5;21.6) 0.6 (-5.7;18.7) 2.9 (-7.5;21.6) 2.5 (-7.8;21.6) 1.6 (-0.6;16.8) 0.6 (-5.3;16.8)
   E2 (pg/ml) 8.5 (-70.5;95.0) 13.0 (-45.5;49.0) 11.5 (-70.5;95) 3.5 (-45.5;49.0) 10.8(-70.5;95.0) 8.5 (-70.5;95.0) 8.5 (-45.5;49) 15.0 (-45.5;49)
   IHB (pg/ml) 20.7 (-61.4;136.7) 7.7 (-54.8;188.7) 20.7(-61.4;188.7) 9.6 (-15; 67.4) 32.0 (-61.4;188.7) 20.7 (-61.4;188.7) 9.6 (-22.8;132.6) 9.6(-22.9;132.6)
Age (years) 48 (26;60) 44 (30;59) 49 (26;60) 41 (31;58) 46 (26;60) 48 (31;58) 49 (26;60) 45 (31;58)
Abstinence (days) 3.0 (0.2;8.5) 3.0 (1.4;14.3) 3.3 (5.0;10.4) 2.3 (0.2;14.3) 3.1 (2.2;8.5) 2.8 (1.3;14.3) 3.3 (0.2;14.3) 2.7 (1.3;8.2)