|Title:||National study on the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders among schoolchildren 8-12 years of age in Bahrain|
Abdul Wahab, A.W.
Al Sayyad, J.
|Abstract:||A cross-sectional survey of primary-school children in Bahrain was conducted to estimate the prevalence of goitre and iodine deficiency according to age, sex and area of residence. During January-May 1999, 1600 children were randomly chosen from all government schools. Children were examined for goitre and of those, 50% were randomly selected for urinary iodine level assessment. Only 26 children [1.7%] had goitre. Although median urinary iodine was above 100 microg/L, 121 of 749 children [16.2%] had low urinary iodine levels. Although iodine deficiency does not pose a significant public health problem in Bahrain, education about the nutritional value of iodized salts in the prevention of this disorder could increase public awareness|
Child Nutrition Disorders
Severity of Illness Index
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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