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Table 1 Clinical and pathological characteristics of DM (n = 39) and NDM (n = 529) groups

From: Patient and tumor factors contributing to distant metastasis in well-differentiated thyroid cancer: a retrospective cohort study

Variable DM NDM p-value
Sex (% M:F) 46:54 24:76 0.002
Average age (SD) (years) 55 (16.6) 50 (14.4) 0.026
Average tumor size (SD) (cm) 4.5 (3.0) 2.0 (1.7) < 0.001
Multifocal (%) 69.2 30.1 < 0.001
Positive margins (%) 46.9 26.5 0.013
LVI (%) 81.2 29.4 < 0.001
Nodal metastasis (%) 62.9 26.1 < 0.001
ETE (%) 48.4 23.4 0.002
  1. DM Distant metastasis, NDM Non-distant metastasis, LVI Lymphovascular invasion, ETE Extrathyroidal extension