Table 4: Risk factors of the metabolic syndrome in ICSI-conceived and control men and women.

MenWomen
ICSI
Control
valueICSI
Control
value

Waist circumference > 102 cm for men0 (−)1 (2%)0.48
Waist circumference > 88 cm for women0 (−)1 (1%)1.0
Systolic BP ≥ 130 mmHg or diastolic BP > 85 mmHg12 (21%)14 (26%)0.656 (9%)5 (6%)0.75
Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dl3 (5%)1 (2%)0.6211 (16%)9 (11%)0.47
HDL cholesterol < 40 mg/dl for men11 (20%)3 (6%)0.04
HDL cholesterol < 50 mg/dl for women11 (16%)16 (20%)0.53
Glucose ≥ 100 mg/dl0 (−)0 (−)0 (−)0 (−)
Metabolic syndrome (3 or more components)0 (−)0 (−)0 (−)1 (1%)
Two cardiometabolic risk factors2 (4%)2 (4%)3 (4%)3 (4%)

Number (%); values for the comparison of ICSI versus controls with the Fisher’s exact test.