Table 3

Composite Means and SD (in parentheses) for Children On or Off Thyroxin

Visit 1

Visit 2




Major Area of Functioning

On (n = 6)

Off (n = 5)

All (n = 11)

On (n = 2)

Off (n = 9)

All (n = 11)

All (n = 11)


Verbal Processing

97.92 (12.97)

94.57 (9.22)

96.39 (11.01)

98.00 (10.84)

104.74 (9.31)

103.51 (9.41)

99.95 (8.95)

Visual Processing/Reasoning

100.28 (17.59)

100.85 (7.92)

100.54 (13.41)

104.17 (29.93)

102.82 (15.52)

103.06 (16.81)

101.80 (14.46)

Attention/Executive Processing Efficiency

77.69 (8.31)

80.52 (16.33)

79.26 (12.71)

80.90 (19.66)

80.63 (21.19)

80.68 (19.80)

81.77 (17.66)

Motor Speed/Coordination

93.07 (12.00)

94.00 (11.12)

93.53 (10.92)

96.00 (13.67)

85.70 (17.94)

87.58 (17.13)

89.47 (14.10)

Academic Achievement

109.90 (12.73)

100.07 (7.68)

105.43 (11.45)

99.50 (12.49)

105.04 (11.48)

104.03 (11.22)

104.73 (11.24)


Note: Means presented in standard scores, 100 = 50th percentile. N's may vary.

Aijaz et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2006 6:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-6-2

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