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Table 3 Factors associated with goiter (urinary iodine levels as a proxy variable)

From: Iodine deficiency among goiter patients in rural South Sudan

Variable F test P value
Age 0.444 0.506
Sex 0.046 0.830
County 0.224 0.800
Duration of stay 0.973 0.325
Family history 1.425 0.234
Community history of goiter 1.845 1.176
Ingestion of iodized salt 0.131 0.878
Diet   
Maize 0.474 0.492
Sorghum 1.445 0.230
Previous history of thyroidectomy 0.169 0.681
Metabolic status of the thyroid 0.313 0.575