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Table 3 Mean body mass index (BMI) and BMI Z-score based on subject thyroid status

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

    Euthyroid Subclinical Hypothyroid P
All ages All (850) BMI 19.57 ± 6.22 20.88 ± 6.01 0.026*
BMI Z-score 0.10 ± 1.8334 0.60 ± 1.81 0.005*
Male (365) BMI 19.73 ± 6.57 21.57 ± 6.73 0.051
BMI Z-score −0.05 ± 2.04 0.51 ± 2.12 0.054
Female (485) BMI 19.44 ± 5.94 20.31 ± 5.34 0.247
BMI Z-score 0.22 ± 1.66 0.67 ± 1.52 0.032*
2-9 year olds All (429) BMI 17.30 ± 4.60 19.57 ± 5.71 0.003*
BMI Z-score −0.15 ± 1.88 0.59 ± 1.99 0.004*
Male (155) BMI 16.61 ± 4.50 18.51 ± 5.84 0.120
BMI Z-score −0.59 ± 2.15 −0.05 ± 2.55 0.248
Female (274) BMI 17.68 ± 4.62 20.27 ± 5.58 0.001*
BMI Z-score 0.10 ± 1.67 1.00 ± 1.39 0.000*
10-18 year olds All (421) BMI 21.85 ± 6.78 22.29 ± 6.06 0.635
BMI Z-score 0.36 ± 1.75 0.61 ± 1.61 0.288
Male (210) BMI 21.98 ± 6.91 24.16 ± 6.40 0.099
BMI Z-score 0.34 ± 1.88 0.98 ± 1.55 0.067
Female (211) BMI 21.73 ± 6.65 20.36 ± 5.08 0.277
BMI Z-score 0.38 ± 1.62 0.22 ± 1.59 0.621
  1. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index;