M Catalina Serna Arnáiz

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OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of thyroidal disorders in our area using a representative sample of the population in terms of age and distribution by sex. DESIGN Descriptive observational transversal study. SETTING Six areas from the province of Lleida including its capital. PARTICIPANTS All the inhabitants older than 6 and living in the region(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothyroidism is a common disease sometimes showing no specific symptoms, thus being difficult to diagnose. This study is aimed at estimating the prevalence of hypothyroidism in Lleida by way of thyroid hormone prescriptions and comparing the results with those from other regions. METHODS A retrospective observational study. A total of 2,854(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid antibody, goiter and levels of ioduria in the region of Lleida. METHODS Cross-sectional study on a randomized sample of 601 individuals above 6 years old. Examination and palpation of thyroid gland, TSH, T4, FT4, T3, peroxidase antibodies, thyroglobulin antibodies, and ioduria. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To find the prevalence of tobacco dependency in the population of six counties in Lleida and in patients with chronic diseases or vascular risk factors. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. A descriptive analysis of the data. SETTING Six counties in Lleida: 5 Pyrenean counties with a rural population and the Segrià county with an urban population. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of goiter in five areas of the Pyrineans and in the region of Segrià in Lleida. DESIGN Transversal descriptive study. SETTING Five Pyrinean's regions and Segrià. PATIENTS Randomised selection of a sample of 601 subjects from the population over 6 years old. MEASUREMENTS The field work, which was preceded by an(More)
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