The relationship between 2D:4D ratio and postpartum adult female variables in a Ghanaian population

Objectives: Postpartum hematological and anthropometric assessment is a requirement for optimal maternal and child health. The study aimed to determine the relationship between the 2D:4D ratio and postpartum hematological and anthropometric variables in adult females. Methods: The study was cross-sectional from December 2020 to April 2021 involving 272 postpartum adult females, aged between 18 and 36 years. The right (2D:4DR) and the left (2D:4DL) digit ratios were measured using computer-assisted analysis. Fasting venous samples were collected at a median (interquartile range) of 111 (44–210) days postpartum and analyzed for total testosterone (TT), estradiol, sex hormone-binding globulin, and complete blood count. Results: The mean ± standard deviation 2D:4DR and 2D:4DL were 0.94 ± 0.04 and 0.93 ± 0.04, respectively. As expected, the TT (r = -0.198, p = .015) and the free androgen index (FAI: r = -0.186, p = .019) were inversely correlated with the 2D:4DL while free testosterone (FT%: r = -0.157, p = .038) was inversely correlated with the 2D:4DR. The absolute basophile count (BASO: r = -0.124, p = .040) and the platelet–neutrophil ratio (PLR: r = -0.153, p = .016) were inversely correlated with the 2D:4DL and the 2D:4DR respectively. In addition, the mean cell volume was inversely correlated with the 2D:4DR (r = -0.139, p = .024) and the 2D:4DL (r = -0.122, p = .045). Moreover, the 2D:4DR was inversely correlated with height (r = -0.164, p = .007). Unexpectedly, the red blood cell count (RBC: r = 0.138, p = .025) was positively correlated with the 2D:4DR. Conclusion: There are significant relationships between the 2D:4D ratio and postpartum female variables. These findings are useful preliminary reference data for postpartum research and subsequent 2D:4D ratio studies.

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Banyeh, D. (2023). The relationship between 2D:4D ratio and postpartum adult female variables in a Ghanaian population. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-2d-4d-ratio-and-postpartum-adult-female-variables-in-a-ghanaian-population

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Banyeh, Dr Moses "The relationship between 2D:4D ratio and postpartum adult female variables in a Ghanaian population" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-2d-4d-ratio-and-postpartum-adult-female-variables-in-a-ghanaian-population. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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Banyeh, Dr Moses . "The relationship between 2D:4D ratio and postpartum adult female variables in a Ghanaian population". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2023. Web. 15 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-2d-4d-ratio-and-postpartum-adult-female-variables-in-a-ghanaian-population >.

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Banyeh, Dr Moses . "The relationship between 2D:4D ratio and postpartum adult female variables in a Ghanaian population" Afribary (2023). Accessed April 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-2d-4d-ratio-and-postpartum-adult-female-variables-in-a-ghanaian-population

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