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Title: Assessment of the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders among primary school children in Cairo
Authors: El Sayed, Nawal A.
Issue Date: 1995
Language: English
Abstract: This study was done to assess the prevalence of iodine deficiency [ID] among primary schoolchildren in Cairo. A stratified random sampling technique covering the five geographic zones of Cairo was used. Data revealed that the goitre rate was 13.5%; being 10.8% among males and 16.2% among females. Prevalence among females was higher than that of males in all categories. Based on the data found by this study, it can be concluded that ID constitutes a mild public health problem among Cairo primary schoolchildren, and a salt iodization programme is highly recommended
Description: 55-63
Keywords: Goiter
Child Nutrition Disorders
Child
Schools
Subject: Iodine
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119161
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0101/emhj_1995_1_1_55_63.pdf
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