Iodine deficiency disorders among primary-school children in Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt
RésuméThe prevalence of iodine deficiency in primary-school children in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate was assessed. A total of 2250 primary-school children aged 8-10 years were selected by a two-stage cluster sampling technique. The results revealed that the prevelance rate of goitre was 27.1% and it was significantly higher in females [29.2%] than males [25.1%]. The median urinary iodine level was 6.7 micro g/dl and 3.9 micro g/dl for grade 1 and grade 2 goitre respectively. It was concluded that iodine deficiency is a public health problem of moderate severity in primary-school children in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate. This necessitates an intervention programme through salt iodization
El Sayed, N.A. (1997). Iodine deficiency disorders among primary-school children in Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117195
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 3 (1), 29-37, 1997
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