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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied population

From: Increased carotid IMT in overweight and obese women affected by Hashimoto's thyroiditis: an adiposity and autoimmune linkage?

Variables n = 104 HASHIMOTO (n = 30) CONTROLS (n = 74) P
Age (years) 39.8 ± 11.1
(18 - 66)
41.1 ± 11.9
(21 - 66)
39.2 ± 10.8
(18 - 61)
0.421
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 34.7 ± 6
(25 - 64.6)
34.5 ± 4.6
(27.2 - 45.1)
34.8 ± 6.5
(25 - 64.6)
0.847
Waist circumference (cm) 105.9 ± 12.8
(82 - 155)
105.6 ± 10.3
(88 - 132)
106 ± 13.7
(82 - 155)
0.903
Fasting glycemia (mg/dl) 92 ± 10.1
(70 - 118)
90.2 ± 9.5
(70 - 109)
92.7 ± 10.3
(70 - 118)
0.253
Fasting insulinemia (μIU/ml) 28.4 ± 17.9
(5 - 99)
29.5 ± 16.8
(6 - 72)
28 ± 18.4
(5 - 99)
0.688
TSH (μU/ml) 1.96 ± 1.05
(0.38 - 4.5)
2.47 ± 1.17
(0.5 - 4.31)
1.76 ± 0.94
(0.38 - 4.5)
0.002
FT3 (pg/ml) 3.25 ± 0.38
(2.3 - 4)
3.11 ± 0.4
(2.37 - 3.94)
3.31 ± 0.36
(2.3 - 4)
0.015
FT4 (pg/ml) 10.29 ± 1.2
(8 - 14.1)
10.26 ± 1.26
(8.44 - 13.3)
10.3 ± 1.19
(8 - 14.1)
0.869
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 194.8 ± 38.3
(133 - 297)
201 ± 43.3
(133 - 297)
192.3 ± 36.1
(134 - 297)
0.299
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 49.1 ± 10.7
(25 - 85)
49 ± 9.7
(31 - 77)
49.1 ± 11.1
(25 - 85)
0.985
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 94.7 ± 43.1
(27 - 248)
114.4 ± 47.4
(47 - 248)
86.7 ± 38.8
(27 - 225)
0.003
IMT (mm) 0.65 ± 0.11
(0.42 - 0.89)
0.69 ± 0.1
(0.48 - 0.89)
0.64 ± 0.11
(0.42-0.89)
0.026
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 121.7 ± 13.2
(90-160)
120.6 ± 12.1
(105-150)
122.2 ± 13.7
(90-160)
0.573
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79.0 ± 8.6
(65-110)
76.8 ± 6.9
(65-90)
79.8 ± 9.14
(65-110)
0.098
Hypertension (%) 30.8 30 31.1 0.915
  1. Mean values ± Standard Deviation (Range)
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