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dc.contributorAlkafajei, A.EN
dc.contributorAmarin, Z.EN
dc.contributorAlazaizeh, W.EN
dc.contributorKhader, Y.EN
dc.contributorMarji, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:08:59Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:08:59Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://www.emro.who.int/emhj/V18/02/18_2_2012_0132_0136.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118455
dc.description132 - 136EN
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this cross-sectional study in Jordan was to estimate the prevalence of hypothyroidism among women during early pregnancy and to assess the association of risk factors with hypothyroidism. According to internationally adopted thyroid stimulating hormone [‎TSH]‎ and thyroxine [‎T4]‎ pregnancy reference ranges [‎TSH >/= 2.6 mIU/L and T4 10.6-20.4 pmol/L]‎, 67 of 322 [‎20.8%]‎ women were diagnosed with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. When the general laboratory criteria were applied [‎TSH >/= 4.6 mIU/L and T4 < 10.6 pmol/L]‎ the prevalence dropped to 4.3%. No cases of overt hypothyroidism were diagnosed using either diagnostic criterion. Younger age and being in gestational weeks 1-8 were significant risk factors for hypothyroidism. It is suggested that the reference criteria need revision, and that pathology laboratories should adopt appropriate pregnancy specific reference intervalsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectReference ValuesEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectPregnancyEN
dc.subjectThyrotropinEN
dc.subjectThyroxineEN
dc.subject.meshHypothyroidismEN
dc.titlePrevalence and risk factors for hypothyroidism in Jordanian women: comparison between different reference rangesEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎2)‎, 132 - 136, 2012


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