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Table 2 Patient characteristics in the P2 and P3 protocols

From: Comparative prospective study of 2 ovarian stimulation protocols in poor responders: effect on implantation rate and ongoing pregnancy

  P2 P3 P value*
Number of patients 220 220  
Number of cycles 220 220  
Age of woman (y) 38.0 ± 3.7 37.8 ± 3.1  
Age of man (y) 38.4 ± 5.6 38.0 ± 6.2  
BMI of woman (kg/m2) 24.6 ± 2.7 24.7 ± 2.8  
Woman with tobacco use (%) 38.1 38.6  
Day 3 FSH (IU/l) 9.7 ± 3.0 9.6 ± 3.1  
Day 3 LH (IU/l) 3.9 ± 2.5 4.2 ± 2.0  
Mean day 3 estradiol (± SD) (pg/ml) 70.5 (8.3) 69.3 (6.4)  
Mean day 3 inhibin B (± SD) (IU/l) 35.5 (5.2) 40.0 (5.1)  
Mean day 3 AMH (± SD) (ng/ml) 1.2 (0.4) 1.3 (0.7)  
% of patients with a total day 3–5 antral follicles < 6 27.2 25.9  
Duration of infertility (± SD) in y 4.6 (2.1) 4.7 (2.0)  
Primary infertility (%) 68.6 66.8  
Indications (%)    
Tubal 16.8 17.7  
Male 45.4 42.7  
Endometriosis stage I or II 12.2 10.0  
Mixed 12.2 14.0  
Unexplained 13.4 15.6  
  1. P value*: All are not significant