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Table 3 Post thaw sample characteristics according to the various pathologies studied in reference to the CSD healthy group

From: Semen quality of 4480 young cancer and systemic disease patients: baseline data and clinical considerations

  CSD TGCT HD NHL L S BT Behcet MS F p-value
n 1448 2315 1175 439 360 208 40 68 73 _ _
Post-thaw motility (%) 40 ± 14 21 ± 15* 24 ± 16* 23 ± 16* 17 ± 15* 22 ± 15* 17 ± 14* 26 ± 15* 23 ± 17* 223 <0.0001
Motility recovery rate (%) 60 ± 17 44 ± 25* 46 ± 25* 46 ± 25* 40 ± 28* 47 ± 26* 53 ± 29 52 ± 21 51 ± 27* 73 <0.0001
NMSPS (×106) 4.75 ± 3.21 1.26 ± 1.80* 2.78 ± 3.44* 2.54 ± 2.86* 1.80 ± 3.12* 2.06 ± 2.76* 4.32 ± 6.96 4.59 ± 5.90 2.75 ± 2.62* 156 <0.0001
Number of straws (median) _ 21 19 20 15 18 15 20 23 _ _
  1. For all pathological conditions, differences between groups of men were investigated by one-way analysis of variance. For pair-wise comparisons, post hoc Tukey tests were carried out, with: * p < 0.01 in comparison to CSD