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Table 1 Levothyroxine sales (number of boxes sold), raw prevalence of some cancer in females in 18 different Italian regions in 2010 in relation to the sales of LT 4 in 2009; average smoking prevalence in women between 2007 and 2009

From: Levothyroxine and lung cancer in females: the importance of oxidative stress

  Type of cancer and prevalence (105) in females
Areaa Sales LT4b Breast Colorectal Gastric Lung Smokingc Aging indexd
1 1072879 3165.62 776.88 120.04 97.47 21.6 139.9
2 1028179 3118.67 646.35 96.03 68.08 23.0 150.0
3 267126 2669.96 714.53 199.34 100.45 26.5 180.5
4 273291 3210.26 750.28 131.17 72.57 20.0 116.5
5 1438397 1589.44 370.62 76.35 82.94 23.0 120.2
6 1179775 2674.95 625.72 182.42 91.74 26.0 184.1
7 487525 2250.40 416.66 55.21 62.85 20.0 154.8
8 1087091 1418.33 374.09 87.74 60.79 22.0 122.1
9 405995 1579.13 389.64 103.25 54.03 21.0 168,9
10 408040 2722.42 716.09 198.61 84.07 23.0 168.7
11 1879231 2909.03 733.82 174.65 77.41 29.0 141.9
12 467753 2824.49 751.36 90.85 82.19 23.0 234.6
13 2423825 2882.24 557.33 109.31 138.66 29.0 141.6
14 287660 3424.94 837.82 162.56 116.44 23.1 187.4
15 1474482 3269.15 815.26 169.85 94.09 26.0 170.0
16 631585 1442.77 329.72 97.17 44.45 22.8 130.2
17 1682805 1622.33 378.19 99.62 96.59 27.0 96.5
18 183079 1474.73 430.39 100.85 45.98 16.0 148.2
  1. a1-Veneto; 2-Piemonte-Valle d’Aosta; 3-Umbria; 4-Trentino Alto Adige; 5-Sicilia; 6-Toscana; 7-Sardegna; 8-Puglia; 9-Abruzzo-Molise; 10-Marche; 11-Lombardia; 12-Liguria; 13-Lazio; 14-Friuli Venezia Giulia; 15-Emilia Romagna; 16-Calabria; 17-Campania; 18-Basilicata;
  2. bSales of LT4, boxes regardless to different doses in 2009, data from IMSHealth–ITSSMS–Anno 2009;
  3. caverage smoking prevalence from 2007 and 2009 (× 100 people);
  4. dAging index in 2010.