Skip to main content

Table 1 Anthropometric and laboratory values of the study subjects

From: Elevated serum TSH concentrations are associated with higher BMI Z-scores in southern Iranian children and adolescents

Based on BMI category Based on thyroid status
  Underweight (141) Healthy weight (369) Overweight (116) Obese (224) P Euthyroid (719) Subclinical Hypothyroid (131) P
Age 8.80 ± 3.48 9.57 ± 3.56 11.03 ± 3.30 10.38 ± 2.94 < 0.001* 9.84 ± 3.45 9.98 ± 3.26 0.663
Height 123.78 ± 19.03 131.08 ± 20.63 142.44 ± 16.40 142.72 ± 15.01 < 0.001* 133.95 ± 20.10 137.43 ± 17.52 0.064
Weight 20.97 ± 7.67 30.54 ± 13.00 46.54 ± 15.83 57.72 ± 19.90 < 0.001* 37.72 ± 20.25 41.49 ± 19.31 0.049*
Male (%) 56.0% 36.0% 36.2% 49.6% < 0.001* 42.6% 45.0% 0.598
BMI 13.23 ± 1.07 16.84 ± 2.47 22.12 ± 2.91 27.49 ± 5.21 < 0.001* 19.57 ± 6.22 20.88 ± 6.01 0.026*
BMI Z-score −2.86 ± 1.13 −0.25 ± 0.78 1.36 ± 0.18 2.18 ± 0.39 < 0.001* 0.10 ± 1.8334 0.60 ± 1.81 0.005*
TSH 2.89 ± 1.64 3.05 ± 1.85 3.22 ± 1.77 3.53 ± 2.13 0.005* 2.54 ± 1.14 6.65 ± 1.41 < 0.001*
FT4 1.41 ±
0.24
1.43 ±
0.25
1.39 ±
0.27
1.39 ±
0.26
0.221 1.41 ±
0.25
1.43 ±
0.27
0.247
  1. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone; FT4, free T4
\