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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics of the study subjects

From: No association between subclinical hypothyroidism and dyslipidemia in children and adolescents

  Total (847)   Age 2–10 years (421)   Age 10–18 years (426)  
  Euthyroid (666) Subclinical Hypothyroid (181) P Euthyroid (325) Subclinical Hypothyroid (96) P Euthyroid (341) Subclinical Hypothyroid (85) P
Age 9.96 ± 3.40 9.98 ± 3.28 0.945 7.26 ± 2.047 7.54 ± 1.79 0.234 12.53 ± 2.25 12.74 ± 2.21 0.449
Sex (Male) 42.8% 44.8% 0.637 34.8% 39.6% 0.388 50.4% 50.6% 0.980
Height (cm) 135.20 ± 19.48 137.16 ± 18.37 0.226 121.17 ± 15.60 125.43 ± 14.11 0.017* 148.57 ± 11.97 150.40 ± 12.79 0.215
Weight (kg) 38.66 ± 20.22 41.31 ± 19.44 0.116 26.99 ± 12.23 31.54 ± 14.17 0.002* 49.79 ± 20.06 52.34±18.72 0.289
TSH (mIU/L) 2.52 ± 1.16 6.90 ± 1.52 < 0.001* 2.50 ± 1.15 6.80 ± 1.51 < 0.001* 2.53 ± 1.17 7.01 ± 1.52 < 0.001*
FT4 (ng/dL) 1.40 ± 0.25 1.43 ± 0.26 0.242 1.39 ±0.25 1.42±0.27 0.298 1.42 ± 0.25 1.44 ± 0.25 0.491
BMI Z score 0.16 ± 1.84 0.55 ± 1.80 0.012* -0.08±1.92 0.49±1.95 0.011* 0.40 ± 1.73 0.62 ± 1.62 0.285
BMI 19.76 ± 6.14 20.98 ± 7.39 0.024* 17.50±4.68 19.19±5.44 0.007* 21.91 ± 6.57 23.00 ± 8.71 0.205
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index; TSH thyroid stimulating hormone; FT4 free T4.