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Table 3 Biochemical parameters in study population according to thyroid function

From: Association between iron status and thyroid function in Nepalese children

Variables Euthyroid Hypothyroid* Subclinical hyperthyroid P value
N = 183 N = 40 N = 4
UIE (μg/L) 213 (120; 290) 236.5 (155.5; 301.5) 219 (141.7; 295.5) 0.345
Hemoglobin (gm/dl) 12.6 ± 1.7 10.7 ± 2.0 13.9 ± 2.5 <0.001
Serum iron (μg/dl) 74.0 ± 36.7 57.0 ± 26.6 50.5 ± 23.3 0.012
TIBC (μg/dl) 374.7 ± 84.2 418.8 ± 104.8 393.4 ± 101.1 0.018
Transferrin saturation (%) 21.5 ± 13.2 14.6 ± 8.1 14.0 ± 8.7 0.004
  1. The data is expressed as mean ± SD except for UIE (expressed as median with IQR). Asterik (*) indicates that hypothyroid group included both overt and subclinical hypothyroid. P value was calculated at 95 % confidence interval