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Table 1 Demographics of all patients who underwent thyroid surgery from 2007 to 2014

From: Preoperative vocal cord paralysis and its association with malignant thyroid disease and other pathological features

   Preoperative vocal cord paralysis  
   Normal mobility Paralysis  
Total   1898 (98.7 %) 25 (1.3 %)  
Age <30 139 (7.3 %) 0 (0 %)  
30–39 285 (15.0 %) 1 (4.0 %)  
40–49 480 (25.2 %) 5 (20.0 %)  
50–59 470 (24.7 %) 5 (20.0 %)  
60–69 327 (17.2 %) 7 (28.0 %)  
70–79 152 (8.0 %) 3 (12.0 %)  
>80 44 (2.3 %) 4 (16.0 %)  
    p-value
Mean; range of age (years) 50.7; 15–94 59.9; 36–88 0.0016
Sex Male 424 (22.35 %) 7 (28 %) 0.3644
Female 1474 (77.7 %) 18 (72 %)