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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients involved in this study

From: Indicators of male fertility potential in adult patients with beta-thalassemia major: a comparative study between patients undergone allogeneic stem cell transplantation and transfusion-dependent patients

 Transfusion-dependent patientsPatients undergoing HSCTp-value
Number5243 
Age, years (mean ± SD)27.31 ± 4.3423.64 ± 6.110.84
Tanner Staging n (%)P11 (1.9%)1 (2.3%)0.40
P28 (15.4%)9 (20.9%)
P318 (34.6%)10 (23.3%)
P420 (38.5%)8 (18.6%)
P55 (9.6%)6 (14%)
missing9 (20.9%) 
Right testis (mean ± SD)11.10 ± 5.2411.84 ± 9.220.005
Left testis (mean ± SD)11.80 ± 5.7711.06 ± 8.270.6
FSH (mean ± SD)3.44 ± 2.128.17 ± 10.410.003
LH (mean ± SD)4.49 ± 2.766.33 ± 3.820.22
Testosterone (mean ± SD)4.61 ± 3.154.04 ± 2.570.1
TSH (mean ± SD)3.67 ± 2.383.64 ± 2.640.7
T4 (mean ± SD)7.59 ± 1.9116.82 ± 3.670.003
Hypogonadism, n (%)16 (30.8%)15 (36.6%)0.35
 10 (19.2%)6 (14.6%)0.38
SemenVolumeNormal3890.00
Low923
Dry ejaculate511
ViscosityHigh220.21
Normal4429
Low11
Dry ejaculate511
AgglutinationFew110.21
Rare11
None4530
Dry ejaculate511
SpermConcentrationNormal31160.017
Oligospermia95
Azoospermia1222
Total motilityNormal31160.017
< 40%95
Azoospermia1222
Progressive motilityNormal26140.017
< 32%147
Azoospermia1222
ShapeNormal32190.005
< 4%81
Azoospermia1222