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Table 3 Comparison of clinical characteristics of patients with premature adrenarche based on race

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

 non-Hispanic white (n = 55)Black (n = 205)Other (n = 6)p-value
Female % (n)80 (44)75.6 (155)83.3 (5)NS
Age at initial evaluation (years)6.67 +/−  1.836.30+/−  2.027.94 +/−  1.00NS
Age at initial symptoms/ signs (years)5.42 +/− 1.894.44 +/−  2.016.48 +/−  2.150.004*
Weight z-score1.32 +/− 1.071.25 +/−  1.390.84+/−  1.56NS
BMI z-score1.28 +/− 0.921.24 +/−1.291.33 +/−  0.83NS
Systolic BP106 +/− 7.44103+/−  7.85101.29 +/−  8.830.008*
Diastolic BP65.5 +/− 6.4764.4 +/−6.7767.0+/−  6.03NS
Hypertension % (n)16.4 (9)11.2 (23)16.7 (1)NS
Tanner stage (pubic hair)2.09 +/− 0.532.33 +/−  0.591.83 +/−  0.410.006*
Testosterone (ng/dL)11.2 +/− 17.06.78 +/− 5.326.97 +/−  1.50NS
17-OH progesterone (ng/dL)34.0 +/− 35.626.4 +/− 24.135.0 +/− 9.64NS
DHEA-sulfate (ug/dL)97.7 +/− 78.776.0+/−  48.6108 +/−  102NS
Androstenedione (ng/dL)18.0 +/− 9.4619.5+/− 8.0520.5 +/−9.19NS
  1. Values listed are means and standard deviation
  2. NS not significant
  3. *Statistically significant difference at the P < 0.05