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Table 4 The association between central obesity and subclinical hypothyroidism

From: Oxidative DNA damage and subclinical hypothyroidism in children with obesity

  WC>97th centile
N =18
WC<97th centile
N =32
Chi-square test Odds ratio
CI 95%
Subclinical hypothyroidism 12 (66.67%) 5 (6.2%) F= 13.375
p-value= <0.0001*
10.800
(2.750–42.409)
No subclinical hypothyroidism 6 (33.33%) 27 (93.8%)
  1. WC waist circumference, CI confidence interval
  2. *Significant (p-value<0.05)