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Table 2 Distribution of study participants according to their lifestyle-related characteristics, Women Hospital-Hamad Medical Corporation, 2018

From: Risk profile of Qatari women treated for infertility in a tertiary hospital: a case-control study

Lifestyle history Cases Cases Controls p value
Primary Infertility
n = 43 (%)
Secondary Infertility
n = 93 (%)
Infertility Total
n = 136 (%)
n = 272 (%)
Water pipe smoking: 0.005*
 No 41 (95.3) 86 (92.5) 127 (93.4) 268 (98.5)
 Yes, currently 1 (2.3) 5 (5.4) 6 (4.4) 3 (1.1)
 Yes, previously 1 (2.3) 2 (2.2) 3 (2.2) 1 (0.4)
 Yes, “collectively” 2 (4.7) 7 (7.5) 9 (6.6) 4 (1.5)
Second hand smoking: 0.006*
 No 15 (35.9) 42 (45.2) 57 (42.0) 153 (56.3)
 Yes, currently 17 (39.5) 41 (44.1) 58 (42.6) 103 (37.9)
 Yes, previously 11 (25.6) 10 (10.8) 21 (15.4) 16 (5.9)
 Yes, “collectively” 28 (65.1) 51(54.8) 79 (58.1) 119 (43.8)
Vigorous exercise: 0.017*
 No 40 (93.0) 84 (90.3) 124 (91.2) 263 (96.7)
 Yes 3 (7.0) 9 (9.7) 12 (8.8) 9 (3.3)
Childhood obesity: 0.004*
 No 34 (79.1) 70 (75.3) 104 (76.5) 238 (87.5)
  Yes 9 (20.9) 23 (24.7) 32 (23.5) 34 (12.5)
Steady weight gain since marriage: 0.001*
 No 11 (25.6) 25 (26.9) 36 (26.5) 203 (74.6)
 Yes 32 (74.4) 68 (73.1) 100 (73.5) 69 (25.4)
Recent weight gain: 0.001*
 No 15 (34.9) 38 (40.9) 53 (39.0) 232 (85.3)
 Yes 28 (65.1) 55 (59.1) 83 (61.0) 40 (14.7)
  1. * p < 0.05