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Table 2 Thyroid dysfunction according to autoimmunity and iodine status in the study subjects

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

Variables Total N = 213 Thyroid autoimmunity Iodine status
TgAb< 30 IU/ml N = 158 TgAb≥30 IU/ml N = 55 P value UIC < 100 μg/L N = 37 UIC > 100 μg/L N = 176 P value
Euthyroidism, n (%) 195 (91.5%) 153 (71.8%) 42 (19.7%) < 0.001 31 (14.6%) 164 (77.0%) 0.033
Overt hypothyroidism, n (%) 3 (1.4%) 3 (1.4%) 1 (0.5%) 2 (0.9%)
Subclinical hypothyroidism, n (%) 7 (3.3%) 7 (3.3%) 4 (1.9%) 3 (1.4%)
Subclinical hyperthyroidism, n (%) 8 (3.8%) 5 (2.4%) 3 (1.4%) 1 (0.5%) 7 (3.3%)
  1. The data is expressed as number (percentage). Fisher’s Exact Test was applied to test statistical significance