Table 1

Characteristics of the 35 367 health insurance general scheme beneficiaries who underwent thyroidectomy in 2010, by the type of thyroid diagnosis, Sniiram, France

CancerBenign noduleMultiple nodules and goitreOthers
N=5979
(17%)
N=7270
(20%)
N=13 350
(38%)
N=8768
(25%)
Age <20 years1.4%1.6%0.4%1.0%
Age <50 years47%53%40%44%
Women76%79%83%79%
Thyroidectomy
 Total or subtotal77%26%85%79%
 Partial11%71%12%18%
 Completion12%3%3%3%
 Surgery performed in a public hospital54%38%46%54%
Surgery practiced in a public or private hospital that performed
 <30 thyroid surgeries/year16%24%17%15%
 >100 thyroid surgeries/year51%37%41%55%