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Table 6 Mean number of positive ultrasound criteria in BN and in all cancer patients as well as in the subgroups of PTC and FTC

From: Ultrasound criteria for risk stratification of thyroid nodules in the previously iodine deficient area of Austria - a single centre, retrospective analysis

  BN (n = 142) Cancer (n = 53) PTC (n = 45) FTC (n = 8)
Mean number of criteria 1.73 ± 1.18 2.79 ± 1.35* 2.98 ± 1.32* 1.75 ± 1.04 **
  1. * BN vs. Cancer: p < 0.001
  2. * PTC vs. BN: p < 0.001, PTC vs. FTC: p = 0.026
  3. ** FTC vs. BN: p > 0.99, FTC vs. PTC: p = 0.026