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Table 1 Clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with thyroid nodules enrolled in this study

From: Analytic and clinical validity of thyroid nodule mutational profiling using droplet digital polymerase chain reaction

Variable All (%) N = 208 Bethesda Categories (%)
I (non-dx) N = 56 II (benign) N = 115 III (AUS/FLUS) N = 11 IV (FN/SFN) N = 6 V (SFM) N = 5 IV (malignant) N = 15
Age
 Mean 54.8 55.6 54.2 51.2 67.3 52.8 55.5
  < 45 22.1 19.6 24.3 27.2 16.7 0 20.0
  > 45 77.9 81.8 75.6 72.3 83.3 100.0 80.0
Sex (female) 67.8 23.6 46.2 81.8 50.0 80.0 66.7
Nodule size
 1.0–3.9 cm 90.4 100 86.1 100 66.7 100 86.7
 ≥4.0 cm 9.6 0 13.9 0 33.3 0 13.3
Sonographic Risk Features
 High 11.3 3.8 8.4 11.1 0 40.0 61.5
 Intermediate 25.2 19.2 28.4 44.4 16.7 40.0 7.7
 Low 39.7 48.1 38.5 22.2 83.3 0 23.1
 Very low 18.0 21.2 18.3 22.2 0 20.0 7.7
 Benign 5.6 7.7 6.4 0 0 0 0
Surgery Performed (%) 92 (44.2) 22 (39.2) 34 (29.6) 11 (100) 6 (100) 4 (80) 15 (100)
  1. AUS/FLUS atypia of uncertain significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance, FN/SFN follicular neoplasm/suspicious for follicular neoplasm, SFM suspicious for malignancy