Table 2

Correlations between IGFs and steroid hormones among controls

VariableSpearman correlation coefficient (P)
IGF-IIGF-IIIGFBP-3
Premenopausal women
 Estradiol (n = 154)0.01 (0.944)−0.06 (0.442)−0.03 (0.696)
 Estrone (n = 153)0.07 (0.365)−0.10 (0.204)−0.04 (0.586)
 Estrone sulfate (n = 170)−0.10 (0.187)−0.28 (<0.001)−0.00 (0.985)
 Testosterone (n = 147)−0.06 (0.460)−0.12 (0.152)−0.12 (0.142)
 DHEA-S (n = 169)0.09 (0.246)−0.15 (0.055)−0.15 (0.052)
 SHBG (n = 168)−0.22 (0.004)−0.21 (0.006)0.10 (0.214)
 Progesterone (n = 163)0.13 (0.110)−0.11 (0.145)0.04 (0.608)
Postmenopausal women
 Estradiol (n = 56)0.24 (0.081)0.39 (0.003)−0.36 (0.006)
 Estrone (n = 92)0.09 (0.413)0.03 (0.799)−0.09 (0.419)
 Estrone sulfate (n = 128)−0.12 (0.175)0.30 (<0.001)−0.35 (<0.001)
 Testosterone (n = 112)0.16 (0.095)0.01 (0.953)−0.23 (0.013)
 DHEA-S (n = 126)0.28 (0.002)0.17 (0.064)0.03 (0.743)
 SHBG (n = 128)−0.15 (0.099)−0.02 (0.823)−0.01 (0.938)