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Table 5 Distribution of euthyroid and subclinical hypothyroid children based on their BMI category

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

   All ages 2-9 year olds 10-18 year olds
   Euthyroid Subclinical Hypothyroid P Euthyroid Subclinical Hypothyroid P Euthyroid Subclinical Hypothyroid P
All subjects Underweight 17.7% 10.7% 0.032* 20.8% 11.8% 0.005 14.5% 9.5% 0.624
Healthy weight 44.2% 38.9% 48.5% 35.3% 39.9% 42.9%
Overweight 13.4% 15.3% 9.7% 16.2% 17.0% 14.3%
Obese 24.8% 35.1% 21.1% 36.8% 28.5% 33.3%
Male subjects Underweight 23.2% 13.6% 0.037* 31.3% 18.5% 0.065 17.4% 9.4% 0.345
Healthy weight 37.3% 32.2% 41.4% 37.0% 34.3% 28.1%
Overweight 12.1% 8.5% 5.5% 0.0% 16.9% 15.6%
Obese 27.5% 45.8% 21.9% 44.4% 31.5% 46.9%
Female subjects Underweight 13.6% 8.3% 0.297 15.0% 7.3% 0.011* 11.7% 9.7% 0.642
Healthy weight 49.4% 44.4% 52.4% 34.1% 45.6% 58.1%
Overweight 14.3% 20.8% 12.0% 26.8% 17.2% 12.9%
Obese 22.8% 26.4% 20.6% 31.7% 25.6% 19.4%
  1. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index
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