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Table 2 Median (interquartile range) serum hormone levels of women 4 years prior to their final menstrual period (FMP), at the time of their FMP, and 4 years after their FMP (n = 110)

From: Changes in androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone, testosterone, estradiol, and estrone over the menopausal transition

  4 years prior to FMP Year of the FMP 4 years after the FMP
DHEAS (μg/dl) 127.5 (100.4) 108.2 (89.1) 98.6 (105.9)
 African-American 103.2 (82.4) 104.8 (113.5) 98.2 (66.7)
 White 130.2 (109.7) 109.6 (79.2) 102.1 (123.3)
p-value 0.116 0.583 0.156
 BMI 22.0–24.9 kg/m2 133.0 (118.2) 108.2 (92.8) 125.1 (128.8)
 BMI 25.0–26.9 kg/m2 110.0 (63.1) 110.3 (58.2) 98.2 (70.6)
 BMI 27.0–30.0 kg/m2 107.2 (69.3) 84.4 (110.8) 95.6 (56.8)
p-value 0.316 0.730 0.772
A4 (ng/ml) 1.03 (0.67) 0.84 (0.58) 0.70 (0.59)
 African-American 1.03 (0.72) 0.75 (0.33) 0.61 (0.38)
 White 1.01 (0.71) 0.91 (0.65) 0.78 (0.62)
 p-value 0.338 0.066 0.075
 BMI 22.0–24.9 kg/m2 1.10 (0.70) 0.86 (0.57) 0.77 (0.59)
 BMI 25.0–26.9 kg/m2 0.99 (0.59) 0.83 (0.52) 0.70 (0.61)
 BMI 27.0–30.0 kg/m2 0.94 (0.53) 0.81 (0.64) 0.68 (0.58)
p-value 0.348 0.800 0.883
T (ng/dl) 35.9 (24.8) 36.3 (21.0) 38.3 (24.4)
 African-American 34.6 (18.7) 30.9 (20.0) 33.6 (26.2)
 White 36.7 (30.2) 38.7 (20.2) 38.8 (29.6)
p-value 0.095 0.020 0.111
 BMI 22.0–24.9 kg/m2 37.8 (32.8) 36.3 (22.1) 38.8 (24.8)
 BMI 25.0–26.9 kg/m2 31.2 (18.2) 36.2 (20.5) 40.1 (29.9)
 BMI 27.0–30.0 kg/m2 36.4 (19.7) 37.2 (28.3) 37.7 (24.2)
p-value 0.418 0.566 0.831
E2 (pg/ml) 53.0 (74.8) 21.6 (39.8) 16.6 (8.0)
 African-American 53.5 (65.5) 18.7 (10.3) 16.6 (14.9)
 White 51.6 (79.8) 24.4 (54.8) 16.6 (7.9)
p-value 0.741 0.155 0.692
 BMI 22.0–24.9 kg/m2 59.5 (99.0) 18.8 (27.4) 14.4 (5.3)
 BMI 25.0–26.9 kg/m2 41.7 (123.8) 21.0 (127.6) 18.1 (7.0)
 BMI 27.0–30.0 kg/m2 51.6 (46.6) 24.3 (32.9) 17.5 (9.2)
p-value 0.533 0.166 0.090
E1 (pg/ml) 89.4 (39.4) 87.0 (38.6) 69.9 (31.0)
 African-American 77.8 (44.5) 85.4 (34.5) 64.8 (30.6)
 White 93.4 (38.4) 88.4 (40.4) 72.7 (29.9)
p-value 0.069 0.232 0.369
 BMI 22.0–24.9 kg/m2 97.0 (42.3) 86.9 (45.9) 67.9 (23.9)
 BMI 25.0–26.9 kg/m2 94.4 (41.8) 100.0 (42.0) 82.8 (42.9)
 BMI 27.0–30.0 kg/m2 80.5 (26.7) 80.3 (34.2) 65.5 (34.5)
p-value 0.111 0.317 0.633