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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and clinical variables between Euthyroid and NTIS groups

From: Nonthyroidal illness syndrome in acute pancreatitis patients: an 8-year cohort study

Variables All N = 231 Euthyroid Group N = 48 NITS Group N = 183 P value
Age, year, median (IQR) 47 (38.0–55.0) 48.5 (37.5–54.0) 47.0 (38.0–55.0) 0.666
Sex, M/F 173/92 36/12 114/69 0.101
BMI, kg/m2, median (IQR) 26.5 (24.1–28.3) 26.2 (24.3–28.1) 26.7 (23.3–28.6) 0.432
Etiology, n (%)     
 Biliary 96 (41.6) 16 (33.3) 80 (43.7) 0.194
 Alcohol 10 (4.3) 2 (4.2) 8(4.4) 0.950
 Hyperlipidemia 119 (51.5) 28 (58.3) 91 (49.7) 0.288
 Others 8 (3.5) 2 (4.2) 6 (3.3) 0.126
Underlying diseases, n (%)     
 Hypertension 49 (21.2) 16 (33.3) 33 (18.0) 0.021
 DM 44 (19.0) 9 (18.8) 35 (19.1) 0.953
Smoking, n (%)   14 (29.2) 45 (24.6) 0.518
Drinking, n (%)   13 (27.1) 42 (23.0) 0.550
APACHE II score, median (IQR) 6.4 ± 4.9 4.1 ± 3.5 6.9 ± 5.0  < 0.001
SOFA score at admission, median (rIQR) 2.2 ± 2.9 1.2 ± 1.9 2.5 ± 3.0  < 0.001
Balthazar’s CT score, median (IQR) 6.0 ± 2.0 4.9 ± 1.7 6.3 ± 2.0  < 0.001
CRP, mg/L, mean ± SD 148.5 ± 80.6 127.0 ± 81.3 154.1 ± 79.9 0.039
WBC, mean ± SD 11.5 ± 4.7 10.8 ± 4.6 11.7 ± 4.8 0.260
Hemoglobin, mean ± SD 110.5 ± 22.4 114.6 ± 22.6 109.4 ± 22.3 0.155
Albumin, g/L, mean ± SD 31.3 ± 4.7 33.0 ± 5.8 30.9 ± 4.3 0.004
  1. BMI body mass index; IQR interquartile range; DM diabetes mellitus; APACHE II acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II; SOFA sequential organ failure assessment; CRP C-reactive protein; WBC white blood cell