Goiter prevalence in Bandar-Abbas school children, 2000

Soleimani zade, L. and Salehi, L. (2003) Goiter prevalence in Bandar-Abbas school children, 2000. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 4 (4).


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Our country is located in an iodine deficient area, and this might be the cause of several health problems, including goiter. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 2200 girls and boys to assess the goiter prevalence and its relationship with demographic characteristics in Bandar-Abbas school children. 30 schools were stratifying randomly selected from all schools. Demographic characteristics were recorded on special forms. Trained physicians, using Perez method, performed physical examination and goiter was graded according to criteria recommended by WHO. The findings showed that goiter was present in 16% of all pupils. The most prevalent goiter in both sexes was grade 1a. The goiter prevalence was significantly (P<0.001) higher among females (17.83%) than males (10.54%). The highest rate was among 17-20 years old children (18.09%) with a grade a1 (16%). Goiter prevalence was high during puberty, therefore it is recommended that more studies should be done about relation between sex hormones and goiter prevalence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid disorder, Iodine deficiency, Goiter
Subjects: WK Endocrine System
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 08:34
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 08:34
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5697

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