Journal of Pregnancy / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Effects of Fetal Gender on Serum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and Testosterone in Normotensive and Preeclamptic Pregnancies

Table 1

Comparison of the clinical characteristics in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies with male and female fetuses.

Type of pregnancyNormalPreeclamptic
Fetal genderMaleFemaleMaleFemale

Maternal age (year)Range14–3817–2814–3915–36
Mean ± SEM* 2 2 . 9 ± 0 . 9 2 1 . 2 ± 0 . 5 2 2 . 7 ± 1 . 2 2 2 . 5 ± 0 . 9
Parity (n)Range0–30–20–30–3
Mean ± SEM 0 . 9 ± 0 . 2 0 . 6 ± 0 . 1 0 . 5 ± 0 . 1 0 . 5 ± 0 . 1
Gestational age (wk)Range30–3731–3730–3830–37
Mean ± SEM 3 3 . 5 ± 0 . 4 3 3 . 9 ± 0 . 3 3 4 . 1 ± 0 . 4 3 3 . 7 ± 0 . 4
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)Range100–13095–130140–155140–155
Mean ± SEM 1 1 5 . 9 ± 1 . 6 1 1 3 . 5 ± 1 . 4 1 4 4 . 9 ± 0 . 8 1 4 5 . 5 ± 0 . 8
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)Range65–8560–8590–10090–100
Mean ± SEM 7 2 . 6 ± 1 . 2 7 0 . 6 ± 1 . 1 9 2 . 7 ± 0 . 5 9 2 . 9 ± 0 . 5

*SEM: standard error of the mean.

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