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Table 2 Clinical and Laboratory Variables of Patients under Thyroid Nodule Evaluation in a Single Center

From: Role of ultrasound, clinical and scintigraphyc parameters to predict malignancy in thyroid nodule

Variables Benign Malignant Total P-value
Patients (n) 93 50 143 -
Age (months) 48.6 ± 11.9 44.6 ± 16.5 47.2 ± 13.7 0.23
Age ≥ 45 yrs. (%) 68.5% 31.5% 65% 0.24
Gender (Female) (%) 86% 51.3% 84.6% 0.52
TSH (mU/ml) [median] 1.37 1.82 1.47 0.11
FT4 (mU/ml) [median] 1.23 1.28 1.24 0.51
TAb positively (%) 23.6% 15.6% 21.2% 0.36
Auto-Immune Disease (%) 24.7% 14.7% 21.5% 0.24
Normal Thyroid function (n) 68 42 110 0.30
Hyperthyroidism (Graves) (n) 15 04 19 0.61
Hypothyroidism(n) 10 04 14 0.15