Table 2 : Circulating Biomarkers of Sex Steroid Hormones Concentrations among Vitamin D Sufficient,
Insufficient and Deficient Adult Men in the Study Sample (n=1472)-Third National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey.


 

Vitamin D status


Mean±SD Group 1
Sufficient
Group 2
Insufficient
Group 3
Deficient
P-value *
2 vs. 1
3 vs. 1
2 vs. 3

Testosterone (ng/mL) 5.5±2.1 5.2±1.9 5.1±2.0 0.1ns
0.03ns
0.4ns

Estradiol (pg/mL) 36.8±13.3 36.9±11.0 38.9±13.4 0.6ns
0.006sign
0.02ns

Sex hormone-binding globulin (nmol/L) 42.9±21.6 38.1±17.9 39.2±20.3 <0.0001sign
0.003sign

*P-values are determined based on one-way ANOVA tests for comparing loge-transformed testosterone,
estradiol, sex hormonebinding globulin concentrations across vitamin D status groups.

Beydoun et al.Hormonal Studies  2015 3:1DOI : 10.7243/2052-8000-3-1