Table 2

Correlations (two-tailed Ps in parentheses) between hormone levels for cases and controls, based on assays of premenopausal serum (data above 1.00 value) and postmenopausal serum (data below 1.00 value)

Bioavailable E2SHBGTotal E2DHEA-sProlactin
Bioavailable E21.00−0.27 (P = 0.001)0.81 (P < 0.001)0.22 (P = 0.008)0.09 (P = 0.29)
SHBG−0.59 (P < 0.001)1.000.20 (P = 0.017)−0.26 (P = 0.002)0.14 (P = 0.09)
Total E20.74 (P < 0.001)−0.14 (P = 0.23)1.000.17 (P = 0.046)0.15 (P = 0.08)
DHEA-s0.22 (P = 0.043)−0.20 (P = 0.07)0.21 (P = 0.06)1.00−0.06 (P = 0.47)
Prolactin−0.03 (P > 0.05)−0.07 (P > 0.5)−0.04 (P > 0.5)−0.06 (P > 0.5)1.00