Table 3: Metabolic blood markers in ICSI-conceived and control men and women.

MenWomen
ICSI
Control
valueICSI
Control
value

Total cholesterol (mg/dl)
 Mean (SD)153.9 (24.8)153.7 (23.5)0.97184.8 (33.9)175.2 (31.3)0.07
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)
 Mean (SD)47.9 (9.0)52.4 (11.0)0.0265.8 (17.2)64.2 (16.7)0.55
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)
 Mean (SD)90.6 (20.2)86.3 (22.8)0.3199.8 (28.1)93.1 (27.2)0.21
Triglycerides (mg/dl)
 Mean (SD)82.7 (38.3)75.8 (28.3)0.28103.5 (47.0)93.3 (36.4)0.14
 Back-transformed mean (95% CI)74.8 (66.2; 84.5)71.1 (64.4; 78.5)0.5293.6 (84.7; 103.5)87.2 (80.4; 94.6)021
Glucose (mg/dl)
 Mean (SD)82.4 (6.8)84.1 (6.1)0.1879.5 (5.6)81.7 (6.7)0.03
Insulin (pmol/l)
 Mean (SD)63.7 (42.0)53.7 (24.9)0.1366.7 (28.2)67.2 (24.9)0.91
 Back-transformed mean (95% CI)54.3 (47.0; 62.8)49.1 (43.8; 55.1)0.2861.7 (56.1; 67.9)63.1 (58.3; 68.3)0.72
HOMA-IR
 Mean (SD)1.8 (1.2)1.6 (0.8)0.191.9 (0.8)1.9 (0.8)0.64
 Back-transformed mean (95% CI)1.6 (1.4; 1.8)1.5 (1.3; 1.6)0.401.7 (1.6; 1.9)1.8 (1.7; 1.9)0.44

values for the comparison of ICSI versus controls with a t-test.