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Table 2 IIEF-5, SAS, and SDS scores of men in RPL group and control group

From: Psychological burden, sexual satisfaction and erectile function in men whose partners experience recurrent pregnancy loss in China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics RPL group Control group P value
ISS 58.01 ± 15.11 39.32 ± 12.27 0.021
IIEF-5, scores    <0.001
 5-7 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)  
 8-11 16 (6.78 %) 3 (1.27 %)  
 12-21 29 (12.29 %) 15 (6.36 %)  
 22-25 191 (80.93 %) 218 (92.37 %)  
 Mean ± SD 21.46 ± 5.96 24.61 ± 4.71 0.010
SAS, scores    <0.001
  < 50 149 (63.14 %) 79.24 (21.6 %)  
 50-59 48 (20.33 %) 25 (10.59 %)  
 60-69 22 (9.32 %) 16 (6.78 %)  
  ≥ 70 17 (7.20 %) 8 (3.39 %)  
 Mean ± SD 39.11 ± 15.73 24.23 ± 16.37 <0.001
SDS, scores    <0.001
 <53 174 (73.73 %) 218 (92.37 %)  
 53-62 25 (10.59 %) 13 (5.51 %)  
 63-72 37 (15.68 %) 5 (2.12 %)  
 ≥72 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)  
 Mean ± SD 26.32 ± 17.66 12.79 ± 8.30 <0.001
  1. Data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation or number (percentage), when appropriate
  2. Difference between RPL and control groups assessed by Chi-square test or t-test, as appropriate
  3. ISS index of sexual satisfaction, IIEF-5 international index of erectile function, SAS self-rating anxiety scale, SDS self-rating depression scale