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Table 1 Characteristics of observed cohort divided by the participants with Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) or without HT (non-HT)

From: Using Hashimoto thyroiditis as gold standard to determine the upper limit value of thyroid stimulating hormone in a Chinese cohort

  Non HT HT P
No 2669 187 ---
Age (year) 35.90 (9.15) 36.99 (9.25) 0.117
Sex (M/F) 704/1965 14/173 <0.001**
TSH (μIU/l) 1.83 (0.01–26.36) 2.66 (0.01–39.96) 0.001*
Free triiodothyronine (pmol/l) 4.96 (0.68) 4.95 (0.92) 0.92
Free thyroid hormone (pmol/l) 10.58 (1.72) 10.36 (1.92) 0.12
BMI (kg/m2) 23.23 (3.61) 23.33 (3.31) 0.69
WHR 0.81 (0.07) 0.80 (0.06) 0.14
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 114.15 (13.95) 113.66 (13.61) 0.64
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73.22 (9.39) 72.87 (8.71) 0.60
Alanine aminotransferase (IU/l) 24.26 (17.40) 22.84 (12.04) 0.13
Aspartate aminotransferase (IU/l) 26.53 (9.68) 26.41 (7.73) 0.84
Blood urea nitrogen (mmol/l) 3.80 (1.05) 3.72 (0.99) 0.28
Creatinine (μmol/l) 65.54 (13.99) 60.09 (9.68) <0.001*
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.64 (0.84) 4.65 (0.83) 0.87
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.10 (0.91) 1.04 (0.73) 0.34
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 2.89 (0.89) 2.88 (0.74) 0.87
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.45 (0.39) 1.47 (0.34) 0.45
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) 5.33 (0.94) 5.24 (0.50) 0.16
Uric acid (mmol/L) 278.90 (74.60) 264.48 (67.47) 0.010
  1. Values are mean(SD) or median (range). Comparison between any two groups by unpaired t-test, Mann-Whitney U test* or Pearson Chi-square test**. Data in bold are statistically significant