Table 1

TSH distribution in the study population separated by type of thyroid medication

Type of thyroid medication

TSH [mIU/L]


Min

25%

Median

75%

Max


    Thyroxine

Male (n = 36)

0.02

0.31

0.60

1.47

2.99

Female (n = 154)

0.02

0.25

0.47

1.10

11.30


    Antithyroid drugs

Male (n = 4)

0.02

0.07

0.54

5.34

2.99

Female (n = 27)

0.02

0.13

0.56

1.21

11.30


    Iodine supplementation

Male (n = 7)

0.27

0.35

0.65

0.99

1.76

Female (n = 38)

0.04

0.35

0.53

0.80

2.11


    None

Male (n = 2042)

0.02

0.43

0.65

0.94

54.00

Female (n = 1932)

0.02

0.46

0.69

1.01

86.00


TSH, serum thyroid stimulating hormone; Min, minimum; Max, maximum

Hannemann et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:227   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-227

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