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Table 2 Comparison of the clinical and pathologic characteristics in PTC (n = 571)

From: The clinicopathological significance of Ki67 in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a suitable indicator?

Clinical characteristic   Case (n) Expression intensity (%) P value
Gender Male 137 3.03 ± 3.274 0.484
Female 434 3.27 ± 3.526  
Age < 45 years 236 3.29 ± 3.341 0.652
≥ 45 years 335 3.16 ± 3.555  
TGAb ≤ 115 IU/mL 456 3.00 ± 3.373 0.005
> 115 IU/mL 115 4.03 ± 3.717  
TPOAb ≤ 34 IU/mL 476 3.09 ± 3.477 0.042
> 34 IU/mL 95 3.91 ± 3.362  
TSH ≤ 4 uIU/ml 456 3.16 ± 3.399 0.511
> 4 uIU/ml 115 3.40 ± 3.767  
Tumour size < 1 cm 330 2.93 ± 3.034 0.032
≥ 1 cm 241 3.59 ± 3.957  
Multifocality Yes 172 3.53 ± 3.603 0.133
No 399 3.06 ± 3.379  
Extrathyroidal extension Yes 159 3.90 ± 1.977 0.653
No 412 3.56 ± 3.186  
Lymph node metastasis Yes 213 3.54 ± 4.124 0.075
No 358 3.01 ± 2.996  
Thyroiditis Yes 99 4.21 ± 3.942 0.005
No 471 2.99 ± 3.322