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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Prevalence of thyroid carcinoma in nodules with thy 3 cytology: the role of preoperative ultrasonography and strain elastography

Characteristics Overall Benign Thy3 Malignant Thy3 P - value† Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
Number of patients 99 (100) 81 (81.81) 18 (18.18)   
Sex
 female 79 (79.79) 64 (81.01) 15 (18.99) 0.68 1.33 (0.34, 5.12)
 male 20 (20.21) 17 (85) 3 (15)   Ref
Age (years)
  < 55 64 (64.64) 52 (81.25) 12 (18.75) 0.84 1.12 (0.38, 3.29)
  ≥ 55 35 (35.35) 29 (82.85) 6 (17.14)   Ref
Age (years) Mean: 49.3 Mean: 49.5 Mean: 48.4 0.75 1.01 (0.97, 1.05)
SD: 13.2 SD: 13.1 SD: 13.7   
BMI (kg/m2)
  ≤ 30 78 (78.78) 64 (82.05) 14 (17.95) 0.91 Ref
  > 30 21 (21.21) 17 (80.95) 4 (19.04)   1.08 (0.31, 3.69)
BMI (kg/m2) Median: 25.6 Median: 25.2 Median: 26.45 0.76 0.99 (0.89, 1.08)
IQR: 6.3 IQR: 6.8 IQR: 6.3   
Hashimoto’s /Graves’
 Yes 31 (31.31) 25 (80.6) 6 (19.4) 0.84 1.12 (0.38, 3.32)
 No 68 (68.68) 56 (82.4) 12 (17.6)   Ref
  1. Variables are n (%) unless stated otherwise. †p-value from the χ2 test or Fisher’s exact test.
  2. p-value from the independent samples t-test or the Mann-Whitney test.