Table 2.

Geometric means (and 95% confidence interval) of steroid hormones and SHBG for ovarian cancer case and control subjects by menopausal status at time of blood donation

HormonePremenopausal women
Postmenopausal women
Case subjects (n = 56)Control subjects (n = 109)pdiff*Case subjects (n = 136)Control subjects (n = 237)pdiff*
T (nmol/L)1.47 (1.30-1.66)1.40 (1.28-1.53)0.471.16 (1.06-1.26)1.20 (1.13-1.29)0.41
fT (pmol/L)20.1 (17.1-23.7)18.2 (16.2-20.4)0.1516.2 (14.5-18.1)17.4 (15.9-18.9)0.27
Δ4 (nmol/L)5.17 (4.66-5.75)4.99 (4.63-5.39)0.553.13 (2.90-3.37)3.34 (3.16-3.54)0.19
DHEAS (μmol/L)3.26 (2.84-3.73)2.91 (2.64-3.21)0.231.78 (1.58-2.00)1.84 (1.68-2.01)0.82
SHBG (nmol/L)46.6 (41.0-53.1)49.9 (45.4-54.8)0.4142.2 (38.6-46.3)42.6 (39.7-45.6)0.95
  • * Paired t test.