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Table 4 Thyroid screening, leptin, adiponectin, insulin, C peptide, IGF-1, and hsCRP before and after 4 months with SCI

From: Metabolic effects of the contraceptive skin patch and subdermal contraceptive implant in Mexican women: A prospective study

Variable Basal 4 months p Reference values
TSH (μU/ml) 2.0 (0.4-5.7) 1.6 (0.4-5.5) 0.034 0.34-5.60
T4 (μg/dl) 8.1 (4.2-11.7) 8.6 (6.3-12.7) 0.120 6.09-12.23
T3 (ng/dl) 120.6 (79.2-208.4) 123.1 (92.6-173.4) 0.622 75.0-250.0
FTI 7.8 (3.9-12.1) 8.3 (6.1-13.4) 0.367 4.5-15.0
PBI (μg/dl) 5.2 (2.7-7.6) 5.6 (4.1-8.2) 0.117 3.90-7.80
TU (%) 0.9 (0.9-1.0) 0.9 (0.8-1.0) 0.974 0.75-1.25
Anti-Tg (μU/ml) 15.8 (5.0-103.4) 14.2 (5.0-86.2) 0.625 5-100
Anti-TPO (μU/ml) 1.5 (0.3-59.0) 1.4 (0.3-43.0) 0.052 0-9
Insulin (μU/ml) 13.0 (4.5-43.1) 11.2 (3.7-26.8) 0.449 5-30
C peptide (ng/ml) 3.1 (1.3-7.4) 3.4 (1.8-5.8) 0.128 0.5-3.0
IGF-1 C (pg/ml) 251.2 (76.5-486.4) 279.7 (119.1-593.5) 0.016 115.0-307
Leptin (ng/ml) 9.1 (1.5-50.3) 11.1 (1.0-32.8) 0.812 4.1-22.4
Adiponectin (μg/ml) 16.0 (8.9-29.9) 14.7 (9.0-26.2) 0.837 3.9-25.6
hsCRP (mg/dl) 0.26 (0.02-1.2) 0.25 (0.03-1.0) 0.837 0.0-0.8
  1. Results are expressed as median (percentiles: 2.5-97.5). Significant p values are shown in bold. All variables had an abnormal distribution (p < 0.050). TSH: thyroid-stimulating hormone; T4: total thyroxine; T3: total triiodothyronine; FTI: free thyroxine index; PBI: serum protein-bound iodine; TU: thyroid uptake; anti-Tg: anti-thyroglobulin antibodies; anti-TPO: anti-thyroid microsomal antibodies; IGF-1: insulin growth factor-1; hsCRP: high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. Kolmogorov Smirnov test was used to establishing the distribution of variables. Mann–Whitney U test and Wilcoxon test were used in order to analyze non-parametric values. Student t test and paired t tests were used for parametric variables.