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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Impact of percutaneous embolization versus subinguinal microsurgical ligation on semen parameters in primary varicocele patients: comparative study

Characteristics Group 1
N = 33
Group 2
N = 30
P value
Age, range (mean ± SD) 18–36 (24.6 ± 1.27) 18–38 (23.7 ± 2) 0.26
BMI, range (mean ± SD) 19–31 (27.54 ± 4.25) 18–29 (25.93 ± 3.89) 0.17
DM, n (%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 0.09
HTN, n (%) 3 (9%) 2 (6%) 0.34
Smoking, n (%) 11 (33%) 12 (40%) 0.22
Side affected
 Left side, n (%) 28 (84.8%) 27 (90%) 0.48
 Bilateral, n (%) 5 (15.2%) 3 (10%) 0.06