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Table 5 Cortisol levels in women with CFS according to BDI higher and lower than 17 scores

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

  BDI ≥17 scores (n = 30) BDI scores <17 (n = 13) T P
Age 33.76 ± 6.89 30.46 ± 7.20 -1.52 0.130
BDI 25.93 ± 6.7 12.38 ± 2.29 -5.17 0.000
FSH 6.62 ± 5.36 6.46 ± 3.72 -0.212 0.84
LH 6.71 ± 6.25 7.08 ± 4.5 -0.80 0.38
Progesterone 2.08 ± 2.92 2.56 ± 3.69 -0.42 0.68
Estradiol 127.46 ± 206.32 74.79 ± 66.81 -1.45 0.151
Cortisol 10.37 ± 4.65 9.78 ± 3.8 -0.42 0.68
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