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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the sample (n = 83).

From: Heath-related quality of life in thyroid cancer patients following radioiodine ablation

   N (%)
M ± SD§
M [IQR] §§
Age   46.91 ± 14.20
Gender Male 12 (14.5)
  Female 71 (85.5)
Educational level Middle school 29 (34.9)
  High school 54 (65.1)
Marital status Single 29 (34.9)
  Partner 54 (65.1)
Children 0 18 (21.7)
  > = 1 65 (78.3)
Occupational status Not working 35 (42.2)
  Worker or student 48 (57.8)
Tumour T stage T1 37 (48.1)
  T2 23 (29.9)
  T3 17 (22.1)
Tumour N stage N0 28 (33.7)
  N1 14 (16.9)
  Nx 35 (42.2)
Thyroidectomy One-stage 65 (82.3)
  Two-stage 14 (17.7)
Initial RAA Hypo 41 (49.4)
  rhTSH 42 (50.6)
Interval surgery/131I   41 [20-45]
Depression (BDI) No 47 (56.6)
  Mild 18 (21.7)
  Moderate 16 (19.3)
  Severe 2 (2.4)
Anxiety level* STAI [20-80] 41.03 ± 10.53
QOL** FACIT-F [0-160] 118.63 ± 22.79
  FACIT-G [0-108] 81.02 ± 14.13
  FACIT-F TOI [0-108] 78.71 ± 18.42
  PWB [0-28] 23.78 ± 4.14
  SWB [0-28] 21.61 ± 5.08
  EWB [0-24] 18.31 ± 3.76
  FWB [0-28] 17.31 ± 5.90
  FS [0-52] 37.61 ± 10.73
  1. §M ± SD: mean ± standard deviation
  2. §§M [IQR]: median [interquartile range]
  3. *the higher the score, the higher anxiety level
  4. **the higher the score, the higher the QOL level
  5. PWB Physical wellbeing, SWB Social/family well-being, EWB Emotional well-being, FWB Functional well-being, FS Fatigue
  6. FACIT-G (PWB, SWB, EWB, and FWB subscales), FACIT-F (FACT-G, and FS subscale), FACIT-F TOI (PWB, FWB, and FS subscales)