Table 1

Mean cord serum hormone concentrations in pre-eclamptic and uncomplicated pregnancies

HormonePre-eclampsia (N = 86)Uncomplicated pregnancy (N = 86)P
DHEA (ng/dL)
 Median (range)454 (124–1,598)531 (103–1,470)
 Adjusted meana (95% CIb)462 (332–642)447 (328–609)0.70
DHEAS (μg/dl)
 Median (range)151 (18–709)187 (20–885)
 Adjusted meana (95% CI)132 (80–220)139 (87–224)0.68
Androstenedione (ng/dl)
 Median (range)341 (158–1,644)344 (91–996)
 Adjusted meana (95% CI)338 (251–454)323 (245–426)0.54
Testosterone (ng/dl)
 Median (range)22.0 (6–187)20.5 (2–166)
 Adjusted meana (95% CI)19.3 (11.4–32.9)15.7 (9.6–25.9)0.12
Estradiol (pg/ml)
 Median (range)11,805 (3,332–44,431)9,510 (402–81,083)
 Adjusted meana (95% CI)9,901 (5,468–17,929)7,526 (4,315–13,124)0.06
Estrone (pg/ml)
 Median (range)26,356 (4,848–151,824)30,815 (2,753–147,865)
 Adjusted meana (95% CI)27,574 (15,549–48,899)28,135 (16,451–48,117)0.89
Estriol (ng/ml)
 Median (range)188 (54–755)223 (44.7–768)
 Adjusted meana (95% CI)276 (174–438)303 (199–461)0.43
  • a Adjusted means are geometric and from models that include a variable representing the individual match, race (white/other), parity (nulliparous, 1, 2+), gravidity (1, 2, 3, 4+), smoking (yes/no), weeks of gestation (continuous) and hours of labor (continuous).

  • b CI, confidence interval.