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Title: National study on the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders among schoolchildren 8-12 years of age in Bahrain
Authors: Moosa, K.
Abdul Wahab, A.W.
Al Sayyad, J.
Baig, B.Z.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
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
Description: 609-616
Keywords: Age Distribution
Child Nutrition Disorders
Cluster Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Epidemiologic Studies
Goiter, Endemic
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Surveys
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Subject: Iodine
ISSN: 1020-3397
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