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Table 2 Comparison of clinical characteristics of patients with premature adrenarche based on gender

From: Low prevalence of organic pathology in a predominantly black population with premature adrenarche: need to stratify definitions and screening protocols

 Male (n = 62)Female (n = 204) 
Age at initial evaluation (years)6.69 +/− 2.376.33 +/− 1.83NS
Age at initial symptoms (years)5.08 +/− 2.414.58 +/−  1.89NS
Weight z-score1.40 +/−  1.391.21 +/−  1.32NS
BMI z-score1.38 +/− 1.271.21 +/− 1.20NS
Systolic BP103 +/− 7.4103 +/− 8.03NS
Diastolic BP65 +/− 6.764.5 +/− 6.70NS
Hypertension12.9%12.3%NS
Tanner stage (pubic hair)2.18 +/− 0.612.31 +/−  0.57NS
Testosterone (ng/dL)7.64 +/− 5.567.68 +/− 10.0NS
17-OH progesterone (ng/dL)27.91 +/−  36.3428.65 +/− 22.87NS
DHEA-sulfate (ug/dL)109.8 +/−  63.472.42 +/−  52.76< 0.001*
Androstenedione (ng/dL)20.29 +/− 7.2718.89 +/− 8.59NS
  1. Values listed are means and standard deviation
  2. NS not significant
  3. *Statistically significant difference at the P < 0.05