Elevated Serum Thyroglobulin and Low Iodine Intake Are Associated with Nontoxic Nodular Goiter among Adults Living near the Eastern Mediterranean Coast
Demographic characteristics, serum Tg values, and estimated dietary iodine intake of the study groups.
|Plus-minus values are mean ± SD.|
ABMeans without a common letter are significantly different (Tukey-Kramer, α = 0.05).
(abnormally elevated values) = number of participants with Tg values above 60 ng/mL.
displayed as number of positive cases (percentage in brackets).
Groups are significantly different (Fisher exact test, < 0.05).
Tg: thyroglobulin; NNG: nontoxic nodular goiter; ng/mL: nanogram per milliliter; μg/d: microgram per day.