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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 172 patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

From: Clinical implications of the BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma and chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis

Characteristics Value (%)
Total number 172(100.0)
Gender
 Female 152 (88.4)
 Male 20 (11.6)
Age (year) at diagnosis (Mean ±S.D) 49.1±11.35
 < 45 60 (34.9)
 ≥ 45 112(65.1)
Tumor size (mm)(Mean±S.D) 0.91 ± 0.47
 1 cm 124(72.1)
 ≥ 1 cm 48(27.9)
Multifocality
 Unifocal 129 (75.0)
 Multifocal 43 (25.0)
Bilaterality
 Unilateral 139 (80.8)
 Bilateral 33 (19.2)
Extra thyroidal extension
 Absent 110 (64.0)
 Present 62 (36.0)
Central lymph node metastasis
 Absent 98 (57.0)
 Present 74 (43.0)
Lateral lymph node metastasis
 Absent 154 (89.5)
 Present 18 (10.5)
Stage
 I 106(61.6%)
 II 1 (0.6%)
 III 51 (29.7)
 IVa 14 (8.1)
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
 Absent 124 (72.1)
 Present 48 (27.9)
BRAF mutation
 Absent 42 (24.4)
 Present 130 (75.6)
  1. S.D Standard deviation