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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of study cohort

From: Diagnostic performance of Midkine ratios in fine-needle aspirates for evaluation of Cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules

Demographic and clinical characteristics Total
Number of patients 217
Gender
 Male 43 (19.8%)
 Female 174 (80.2%)
Age (years)
 Children (≤18) 0 (0%)
 Youth (19–44) 100 (46.1%)
 Middle age (45–59) 103 (47.5%)
 Elderly (≥60) 14 (6.5%)
Number of nodules 242
Histopathology
 Absent 69 (28.5%)
 Benign 23 (9.5%)
 PTC 150 (62.0%)
aFNA
 I 8 (3.3%)
 II 68 (28.1%)
 III 4 (1.7%)
 IV 0 (0%)
 V 21 (8.7%)
 VI 141 (58.3%)
  1. a FNA fine-needle aspiration