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Table 4 HPG axis hormonal data and cortisol levels in patients and controls in luteal phase

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 = 15) Controls (n = 12) T P
Age 32.86 ± 6.58 31.91 ± 5.99 -0.34 0.75
BDI 19.93 ± 7.26 10.25 ± 3.57 -3.30 0.000
FSH 6.26 ± 4.07 3.87 ± 1.99 -1.66 0.103
LH 5.36 ± 4.03 4.69 ± 3.05 -0.53 0.61
Progesterone 2.72 ± 3.5 5.19 ± 4.76 -1.415 0.167
Estradiol 77.73 ± 32.61 87.97 ± 51.94 -0.293 0.792
Cortisol 10.33 ± 4.3 14.81 ± 6.81 -2.001 0.047
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