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Table 1 Demographic data, BMI and histopathological findings

From: Can thyroidectomy be considered safe in obese patients? A retrospective cohort study

  Total
(n = 813)
Group A
(n = 678)
Group B
(n = 135)
P value
Sex     
 Male 238 (29.27%) 198 (29.20%) 40 (29.63%) 0.921
 Female 575 (70.73%) 480 (70.80%) 95 (70.37%)
Age (years, mean ± SD) 54.36 ± 14.11 53.99 ± 14.11 56.21 ± 14.01 0.094
BMI (kg/m2, mean ± SD) 25.69 ± 5.03 24.03 ± 3.25 34.04 ± 4.02  < 0.001
Thyroid weight (g, mean ± SD) 46.9 ± 51.41 44.77 ± 44.89 57.57 ± 75.49 0.008
Histological diagnosis     
 Benign disease 506 (62.24%) 418 (61.65%) 88 (65.19%) 0.439
 Malignancy 307 (37.76%) 260 (38.35%) 47 (34.81%)
  1. Statistically significant values are shown in bold
  2. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index