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Table 3 Demographics of patients with primary hypothyroidism (n = 100)

From: Endocrinology practice patterns of hypothyroidism and osteoporosis management in a U.S. tertiary academic medical center

Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 52.6 ± 16.7
Gender (n)
 Female 84
Race (n)
 Caucasian 62
 Asian 14
 Black 5
 Other 10
 Patient refused to answer 8
 Unknown 1
Visit type (n)
 New patient visit 28
 Established patient visit 72
Interval between current and next visits (months)
 Mean ± SD 4.6 ± 3.1
Patients with return visit within 6 months (n) 46
Etiology of hypothyroidism (n)
 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 24
 Post-operative 10
 Post-ablative 14
 Unspecified 52
Presence of other concomitant thyroid conditions (n)
 None 72
 Thyroid nodule 23
 Goiter 9