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Table 3 Risk of developing semen abnormalities among smokers and non-smokers

From: Tobacco smoking is associated with decreased semen quality

Semen abnormality Smokers (%) Non-smokers (%) Odds ratio p-value
Reduced semen volume 31.5 15.8 2.1 0.1180
Oligospermia 27.8 11.1 3.1 0.0047
Asthenozoospermia 57.4 24.4 4.2 0.0010
Teratozoospermia 76.0 39.8 4.7 0.0003
Reduced viability 87.0 62.2 4.1 0.0041
Reduced sperm count 37 13 3.8 0.0076
Reduced sluggish 77.8 57.4 0.4 0.0323
  1. The risk associated with semen abnormality in the study population. P <0.05 is significant