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Table 1 Basic characters comparison between subclinical hypothyroidism and control group

From: Subclinical hypothyroidism would not lead to female sexual dysfunction in Chinese women

  ScHT (N = 168) Control (N = 951) P value
Age 39.2 ± 7.6 38.5 ± 7.7 0.548
Height 158.2 ± 4.8 158.9 ± 5.2 0.416
Weight 55.3 ± 8.1 54.7 ± 6.6 0.561
BMI 22.1 ± 3.0 21.7 ± 2.4 0.304
fT3 5.0 ± 0.6 5.0 ± 0.7 0.999
fT4 16.4 ± 2.1 17.1 ± 2.2 0.045
Systolic pressure 109.6 ± 15.7 108.6 ± 13.1 0.631
Diastolic pressure 69.9 ± 10.2 69.0 ± 8.9 0.500
TSH 5.4(4.7, 6.5) 2.3(1.7, 2.9) <0.001
TPOab 9.0(5.2, 41.5) 7.9(5.2,13.1) 0.124
Tgab 19.6(14.9, 149.9) 17.9(13.8,23.5) 0.022
Hypertension (Y/N) 12/156 (7.14%) 47/904 (4.94%) 0.259
Diabetes (Y/N) 6/162 (3.57%) 32/919 (3.36%) 0.819
Hashimoto Thyroiditis (Y/N) 24/144 (14.28%) 50/901 (5.25%) <0.001
Perimenopause (Y/N) 24/144 (14.28%) 201/750 (21.14%) 0.047
Menopause (Y/N) 6/162 (3.57%) 28/923(2.94%) 0.627
Smoking 0.603
 Never 168 (100%) 944 (99.26%)
 Current 0 7
Alcohol consumption 0.446
 Never 162 (96.43%) 900 (94.64%)
 Rarely 6 (3.57%) 51 (5.36%)
Marital status 0.016
 Married 168 (100%) 921 (96.85%)
 Unmarried 0 30 (3.15%)
Education status 0.401
  ≤ Middle School 81 (48.21%) 423 (44.48%)
  ≥ University 87 (51.79%) 528 (55.52%)
Income (RMB/year) 0.607
  ≤ 40,000 30 (17.86%) 207 (21.77%)
 40,000–100,000 132 (78.57%) 693 (72.87%)
  ≥ 100,000 6 (3.57%) 51 (5.36%)
Physical activity 0.552
 No 36 (21.43%) 174 (18.30%)
 Rarely 45 (26.79%) 276 (29.02%)
 Frequently 87 (51.79%) 501 (52.68%)
Depression status 0.727
 No 132 (78.57%) 774 (81.39%)
 Light 33 (19.64%) 147 (15.46%)
 Medium 3 (1.79%) 30 (3.15%)
 Severe 0 0
Paritya 1 (1,1) 1 (1,1) 0.162
  1. ScHT subclinical hypothyroidism, fT3 free triiodothyronine, fT4 free thyroxine, BMI body mass index
  2. P < 0.05 shows significant difference
  3. aCompared by U-test