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Table 3 Serum hormone levels (median and interquartile range (IQR)) at Visit 12 for all women not using hormonal therapy, by self-reported vulvar pain symptoms at Visit 13

From: Chronic vulvar pain in a cohort of post-menopausal women: Atrophy or Vulvodynia?

  Total Current Chronic Vulvar Pain Past/Short-term Vulvar Pain No Vulvar Pain  
Variable Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) p-value
Age (yr) 61.3 (59.4-63.7) 59.3 (58.6-60.4) 61.4 (60.0-63.7) 61.3 (59.4-63.7) .23
Hormones (log transformed)      
  N = 319 n = 12 n = 38 n = 264  
 E2 (average, pg/mL) 19.8 (12.0-27.2) 15.2 (3.7-24.4) 23.2 (18.8-26.9) 19.4 (12.0-27.3) 0.06
 DHEA-S (ug/dL) 63.7 (36.8-88.6) 28.5 (8.0-73.1) 62.0 (49.3-83.2) 65.0 (37.7-90.1) 0.06
 FSH (mIU/mL) 52.2 (36.8-70.7) 55.4 (38.7-64.6) 52.7 (31.5-79.6) 51.5 (36.9-70.6) 0.92
 SHBG (nM) 48.8 (35.7-68.7) 56.4 (31.8-94.1) 53.1 (34.8-68.5) 48.8 (35.8-67.8) 0.83
 T (ng/dL) 49.8 (38.5-61.8) 45.2 (22.5-54.9) 54.7 (41.7-65.4) 49.8 (38.7-61.6) 0.22