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Table 2 HPG axis hormonal data and cortisol levels in all patients and controls

From: Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis hormones and cortisol in both menstrual phases of women with chronic fatigue syndrome and effect of depressive mood on these hormones

  Patients (n = 43) Controls (n = 35) T p
Age 32.76 ± 7.07 31.14 ± 6.19 1.06 0.290
BMI 24.47 ± 4.37 24.63 ± 4.39 -0.147 0.883
BDI 21.83 ± 8.49 11.6 ± 3.45 6.68 0.000
FSH 6.57 ± 4.87 6.52 ± 7.45 0.034 0.973
LH 6.82 ± 5.72 7.09 ± 6.04 -0.202 0.841
Progesterone 2.23 ± 3.14 3.15 ± 4.21 -1.105 0.273
Estradiol 111.54 ± 176.83 89.08 ± 55.37 0.722 0.472
Cortisol 10.33 ± 4.55 15.11 ± 6.95 -3.64 0.000
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