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Table 1 Zn and vitamin C levels in the patients with benign thyroid disease

From: The role of selenium, vitamin C, and zinc in benign thyroid diseases and of selenium in malignant thyroid diseases: Low selenium levels are found in subacute and silent thyroiditis and in papillary and follicular carcinoma

   n mean S.D. SEM 95% confidence interval minimum maximum
       low high   
Zinc Normal thyroid 276 0,95 0,20 0,01 0,92 0,97 0,41 1,66
  Immunogenic thyroid disease 118 0,97 0,19 0,02 0,94 1,01 0,60 1,43
  Subacute thyroiditis 31 0,96 0,21 0,04 0,88 1,04 0,42 1,48
  All 425 0,96 0,20 0,01 0,94 0,98 0,41 1,66
Vit. C Normal thyroid 273 6,07 2,94 0,18 5,72 6,42 1,80 13,6
  Immunogenic thyroid disease 112 6,10 2,63 0,25 5,61 6,59 1,10 13,2
  Subacute thyroiditis 29 6,48 3,12 0,58 5,29 7,66 0,70 12,8
  All 414 6,11 2,87 0,14 5,83 6,39 0,70 13,6