Journal of Pregnancy / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Comparison of mean serum hCG level in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies with male and female fetuses.

Type of pregnancyNormal   Preeclamptic   P value
Fetal genderNumberhCG (mean ± SEM)NumberhCG (mean ± SEM)

Male35 1 6 3 3 7 ± 3 1 3 35 3 1 6 1 0 ± 3 5 5 <0.001
Female36 2 8 7 7 4 ± 3 2 6 33 3 4 4 8 0 ± 4 7 0 NS
P value<0.005NS

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