Table 1: Characteristics of the study and the control groups.

ParameterEndometriosis
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The control group
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value

Age (years) mean ± SD33.7 ± 6.734.1 ± 7.0NS
Stage of the disease:
I and II72% ()N/A
III and IV28% ()
Adhesions52% ()N/A
Dysmenorrhea76% ()N/A
Infertility32% ()N/A
Haemoglobin (g/dl) mean ± SD13.3 ± 0.913.4 ± 1.1NS
Leukocytosis (×103 cells/μl) mean ± SD7.8 ± 0.96.8 ± 0.4NS
Platelets (×103 cells/μl) mean ± SD253 ± 53.1279 ± 57.1NS
Ca-125 (U/ml) mean ± SD44.8 ± 10.79.23 ± 5.4
HE-4 (pmol/l) mean ± SD33.7 ± 6.737.1 ± 9.1NS

NS = not significant, N/A = not applicable.