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Table 3 Correlation between VEGF-A level and hormone concentrations

From: Comparison of the diagnostic values of circulating steroid hormones, VEGF-A, PIGF, and ADAM12 in women with ectopic pregnancy

  E2 P4 T β-hCG
Endometrial cycle phase     
 Mid secretive −0.08 (0.75) 0.05 (0.83) −0.25 (0.30) n.d.
Intrauterine pregnancy     
 Early −0.67 (0.01) −0.19 (0.53) −0.29 (0.34) 0.14 (0.65)
 Post-term delivery 0.42 (0.27) −0.18 (0.64) −0.42 (0.26) −0.53 (0.12)
Ectopic pregnancy     
 Before surgery 0.06 (0.80) −0.25 (0.29) 0.46 (0.04) −0.06 (0.85)
 After surgery −0.43 (0.05) −0.29 (0.20) −0.34 (0.13) 0.36 (0.13)
  1. The results are shown as the r-value of the Spearman correlation at p < 0.01 andthe 95% confidence interval. The significance (P value) of the correlation is in parentheses and boldface values are statistically significant.
  2. n.d., not determined.