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Table 3 Seminological variables of semen of mycoplasmas-positive and mycoplasmas- negative of 120 infertile men

From: Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma genitalium infections and semen quality of infertile men

  Mycoplasma hominis Mycoplasma genitalium
Variable Positive semen (n = 13) Negative semen (n = 107) P # value Positive semen (n = 6) Negative semen (n = 114) P # value
Volume 3.31 ± 0.37 3.35 ± 0.16 0.93* 4.32 ± 0.98 3.30 ± 0.14 0.13*
pH 7.45 ± 0.10 7.63 ± 0.03 0.07* 7.50 ± 0.00 7.61 ± 0.03 0.48*
Sperm concentration (x106/mL) 14.14 ± 4.84 52.63 ± 6.10 0.007 21.74 ± 16.20 49.87 ± 5.78 0.051
Vitality (%) 57.67 ± 5.93 62.64 ± 1.96 0.33 41.00 ± 35.00 62.63 ± 1.81 0.57
Total progressive motility (category [a + b]) (%) 26.67 ± 4.41 30.68 ± 1.28 0.30 20.00 ± 20.00 30.53 ± 1.21 0.63
Rapid progressive motility (category [a]) (%) 7.78 ± 2.52 10.16 ± 0.83 0.43 7.50 ± 7.50 10.00 ± 0.79 0.71
Morphology (Normal forms) (%) 8.56 ± 3.2 13.98 ± 1.14 0.03 11.00 ± 4.00 13.55 ± 1.10 0.99
Leukocyte count (x106/mL) 1.153 ± 0.529 1.128 ± 0.261 0.06 0.972 ± 0.307 1.139 ± 0.251 0.09
  1. Note: Data are means (± Standard Error).
  2. # Unless indicated, variables were tested by the Wilcoxon rank-sum test.
  3. * Tested by t-test.
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