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Table 1 Median UIC, thyroid hormones and TgAb in the study population

From: Association of antithyroglobulin antibody with iodine nutrition and thyroid dysfunction in Nepalese children

Variables Total N = 213 Sex Altitude
Male N = 115 Female N = 98 P value Low altitude N = 66 High altitude N = 147 P value
Median UIC (μg/L) 150.0 (102.8; 204.0) 166.9 (105.0; 221.0) 150.0 (105.0;192.36) 0.03 107.5 (90.8;186.5) 163.0 (108.0;212.0) 0.002
Mean fT3 (pg/ml) 2.49 ± 0.83 2.57 ± 0.79 2.41 ± 0.87 0.174 2.51 ± 0.85 2.49 ± 0.82 0.864
Mean fT4 (ng/dl) 1.33 ± 0.42 1.31 ± 0.38 1.37 ± 0.46 0.289 1.28 ± 0.43 1.36 ± 0.41 0.186
Median TSH (mIU/L) 2.49 (1.58;4.29) 2.48 (1.64;3.79) 2.56 (1.44;4.71) 0.412 2.75 (1.69; 4.77) 2.36 (1.53; 4.06) 0.222
Median TgAb (IU/ml) 21.40 (15.54;31.20) 20.60 (14.89;28.92) 21.5 (16.76;32.98) 0.217 24.65 (16.76; 41.24) 20.4 (15.3;27.98) 0.036
  1. The data are expressed as mean ± SD or median (IQR). Independent samples T test and Mann-Whitney test was applied for testing statistical significance