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Table 2 Anthropometric, clinical and biochemical characteristics of obese patients with hyperthyrotropinemia compared to those with normal TSH.

From: Thyroid function derangement and childhood obesity: an Italian experience

  TSH ≥4.2 micrUI/ml TSH <4.2 micrUI/ml P value
N 120 (12.7%) 818  
Age (yr) 9.7 ± 2.7 10.4 ± 2.6 0.0007
Gender 52% girls 47% girls >0.05
BMI z-score 3.1 ± 1 2.8 ± 0.7 0.02
Waist SD 3.4 ± 2.2 3.5 ± 2.2 >0.05
SBP SD 0.9 ± 1.2 0.7 ± 1.1 >0.05
DBP SD 0.17 ± 0.8 0.16 ± 0.7 >0.05
TSH (μUI/ml) 5.1 ± 1 2.3 ± 0.8 <0.00001
fT3 (pg/ml) 4 ± 0.9 3.8 ± 0.8 0.03
fT4 (pg/ml) 10.3 ± 1.8 10 ± 1.7 >0.05
HDL (mg/dl) 45.5 ± 9 43.7 ± 9 >0.05
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 94 ± 44 87 ± 38 >0.05
HOMA 7.7 ± 4.6 7.1 ± 5 >0.05