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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients with breast cancer, benign breast tumors, Graves’ disease and in controls

From: TSH receptor antibodies have predictive value for breast cancer – retrospective analysis

Parameter Clinical characteristics Statistical analysis
BC BBT C All patients p (BC vs. BBT) p (BC vs. C) p (BBT vs. C)
Patients – No (%) 9 (0.53%) 47 (2.78%) 1630 (96.6%) 1686 (100%) ns <0.0001 <0.0001
Age – yr (mean ± SD) 54.55 ± 9.60 46.27 ± 14.18 36.10 ± 15.89 36.48 ± 15.95 ns 0.0005 <0.0001
Graves’ disease – No (%) 3 (33.3%) 6 (12.7%) 111 (6.8%) 120 (7.1%) ns 0.0025 ns
  1. Clinical characteristics of patients with breast cancer (BC), patients with benign breast tumors (BBT) and controls (C) and the occurrence of Graves’ disease. Statistical evaluation was done by an unpaired Student’s t-test (for age) or by the two-sided ratio comparison test (for no. of patients and for Graves’ disease occurrence); ns, non-significant.