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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Clinical outcomes of radiotherapy as initial local therapy for Graves’ ophthalmopathy and predictors of the need for post-radiotherapy decompressive surgery

Characteristic No. %
Gender   
  Male 21 23.1
  Female 70 76.9
Previous thyroid treatment   
  None 24 26.4
  Thyroidectomy 14 15.4
  RAI 52 57.1
  Both 1 1.1
Hyperthyroid medication use   
  Yes 17 18.7
  No 74 81.3
Thyroid disease   
  Hyperthyroid 83 91.2
  Hypothyroid 7 7.7
  Euthyroid 1 1.1
Duration of symptoms prior to RT   
  ≤ 6 months 36 39.6
  6 – 18 months 38 41.8
  > 18 months 17 18.7
Prior steroid use   
  Yes 44 48.4
  No 47 51.6
Steroid use at initiation of RT   
  Yes 31 34.1
  No 60 65.9
Response to prior steroids   
  None 12 13.2
  Partial 32 35.2
  Complete 0 0
Smoking at initiation of RT   
  Yes 27 29.7
  No 64 70.3
Disease severity   
  Mild 28 30.8
  Moderate 56 61.5
  Severe 7 7.7
Median age 55 years (range 29 – 84)
  1. RAI = radioactive iodine, RT = radiation therapy.