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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with PTC

From: Predictive values of the selected inflammatory index in elderly patients with papillary thyroid cancer

  Total Age < 55 years Age ≥ 55 years p
Total 558 (100%) 476 (85.3%) 82 (14.7%)  
Age (years) 39.29 ± 12.06 35.68 ± 8.79 60.28 ± 4.96 0.000*
Gender
 Female 378 (67.7%) 322 (67.6%) 56 (68.3%) 0.908
 Male 180 (32.3%) 154 (32.4%) 26 (31.7%)  
Largest tumor size (cm) 1.54 ± 1.24 1.53 ± 1.16 1.56 ± 1.66 0.859
Bilaterality
 Yes 136 (24.4%) 117 (24.6%) 19 (23.3%) 0.784
 No 422 (75.6%) 359 (75.4%) 63 (76.8%)  
Lymph node metastasis
 Yes 366 (65.6%) 324 (68.1%) 42 (51.2%) 0.003*
 No 192 (34.4%) 152 (31.9%) 40 (48.8%)  
Coexistence with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
 Yes 131 (23.5%) 121 (25.4%) 10 (12.2%) 0.009*
 No 427 (76.5%) 355 (74.6%) 72 (87.8%)  
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or number (%)
  2. The significance level was set at p < 0.05
  3. * Significant difference between the two groups