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Table 1 Demographics of evaluable subjects

From: Thyroid disease awareness is associated with high rates of identifying subjects with previously undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction

  Men Women Total
Number (%) of participants 147 (18.5) 647 (81.5) 794 (100)
Age range (mean) in years 20 – 86 (56.6) 20 – 87 (50.9) 20 – 87 (51.9)
Number (%) reporting a family history of thyroid disease 44 (30.3) 290 (45.2) 334 (42.4)
Range of TSH values in μIU/ml < 0.03 – 582 < 0.03 – 128 < 0.03 – 582
 50th percentile (TSH in μIU/ml)    2.2
 75th percentile (TSH in μIU/ml)    3.7
 90th percentile (TSH in μIU/ml)    6.7
Number (%) of TSH < 0.4 μIU/ml 9 (6.1) 37 (5.7) 46 (5.8)
Number (%) of TSH > 5.5 μIU/ml 16 (10.9) 86 (13.3) 102 (12.8)
Number (%) of TSH > 10 μIU/ml 6 (4.1) 39 (6.0) 45 (5.7)
Number (%) of participants on thyroid medication 12 (8.2) 94 (14.5) 106 (13.4)
Number (%) on thyroid medication who are euthyroid 6 (50.0) 49 (52.1) 55 (51.9)