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Table 1 Comparison of sex and age between the studied groups

From: Identification of serum biomarker panel to differentiate malignant from benign thyroid nodules using multiplex bead assay

  Control (n = 20) BTN (n = 20) MTN (n = 20) H p
Sex (male to female) 16:4 18:2 16:4 1.035 0.750
Age (years)
Mean ± SD 40.9 ± 11.9 45.95 ± 12.45 44.6 ± 12.96 0.883 0.419
Min.–Max 18–59 18–68 16–72   
Median 43 45.5 45   
p1 = 0.876, p2 = 0.893, p3 = 0.745
  1. BTN benign thyroid nodule, MTN malignant thyroid nodule
  2. H, p: H and p values for Kruskal-Wallis test, Significance between groups (Sig. bet. gps) was done using post hoc test (Dunn’s multiple comparisons test)
  3. p1: p value for comparing between control and BTN
  4. p2: p value for comparing between control and MTN
  5. p3: p value for comparing between BTN and MTN
  6. *Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05