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Table 1 Relation between thyroid gland echogenicity and thyroid hormonal level in studied cases

From: Role of ultrasound and Doppler findings as a predictor of thyroid hormonal levels in cases of Hashimoto thyroiditis

Hr Echogenicity* Number of cases Mean ± SD Median (IQR) P-value#
T3 0 4 4.4 ± 3.7 3.5 (3–4.3) 0.485
  1 5 3.8 ± 2.1 3.2 (3–4.2)  
  2 1 3.5 ± 1.2 3.5 (3–3.85)  
T4 0 1 1.5 ± 1.4 1 (0.9–1.5) 0.912
  1 3 1.5 ± 1 1 (0.9–1.6)  
  2 2 1.4 ± 1.2 1.1 (0.63–1.5)  
TSH 0 17 5.7 ± 6.2 4 (1.1–6.9) P 0 versus 1 = 0.125
P 0 versus 2 = 0.999
*P 1 versus 2 = 0.018
  1 21 3 ± 3.7 2.15 (0.02–3.8)  
  2 11 14.5 ± 26.4 4.6 (2.4–7.6)  
Euthyroids cases 0 6    
  1 15    
  2 10    
total   96 case    
  1. # Kruskal–Wallis test was used as the variables were not normally distributed (Tukey post hoc was used to compare each 2 categories)
  2. *P-value is significant