Table 1: Characteristics of the patients and controls.

CharacteristicsPatients ( )Controls ( )

Age (month)78.5 (0.4–186.5)80.5 (0.4–182.0)0.709
Sex0.776
Female ( , %)27 (50.0)26 (47.3)
Male ( , %)27 (50.0)29 (52.7)
Height (cm)107.6 ± 42.8111.1 ± 42.80.667*
Height SDS−0.34 ± 1.32−0.20 ± 1.170.575*
Weight (kg)25.8 ± 20.525.5 ± 18.60.944*
Weight SDS−0.02 ± 1.40−0.22 ± 1.130.426*
BMI17.6 ± 3.917.1 ± 3.00.507*
BMI SDS0.04 ± 1.41−0.14 ± 1.340.493*
TSH (mIU/L)8.6 (1.81)2.4 (1.89)<0.001
TT4 (μg/dL)6.1 (3.04)8.8 (2.80)<0.001
fT4 (ng/dL)0.6 (0.20)1.1 (0.23)<0.001

BMI: body mass index; fT4: free thyroxine; SDS: standard deviation score; TSH: thyroid-stimulating hormone; TT4: total thyroxinee. *Student’s t-test, Mann Whitney U, Pearson’s chi-square test.