Table 1: Descriptive data of patients with goiter and controls.

Patient ( 𝑛 = 5 2 )Control ( 𝑛 = 3 1 )

Age (mean ± SD) 4 7 . 3 7 ± 1 2 . 2 2 3 9 . 2 9 ± 1 3 . 3 2
Gender
 Males6 (11.5%)17 (54.8%)
 Females46 (88.5%)14 (45.2%)
Smoking
 No33 (63.5%)20 (64.5%)
 Yes19 (36.5%)11 (35.5%)
Allergy
 Absent46 (88.5%)28 (90.3%)
 Present6 (11.5%)3 (9.7%)
Duration of disease in years (mean ± SD) 3 . 3 2 ± 4 . 1 7 N/A
NodulesN/A
 Absent10 (19.2%)
 Present42 (80.8%)
*TSHN/A
 Hyperthyroid5 (9.6%)
 Euthyroid36 (69.2%)
 Hypothyroid5 (9.6%)
 Missing6 (11.5%)

*TSH: hyper-thyroid (<0.27); euthyroid (0.27–4.20); hypothyroid (>4.20).