Iodine deficiency disorders in Bangladesh, 2004-05: ten years of iodized salt intervention brings remarkable achievement in lowering goitre and iodine deficiency among children and women.

@article{Yusuf2008IodineDD,
  title={Iodine deficiency disorders in Bangladesh, 2004-05: ten years of iodized salt intervention brings remarkable achievement in lowering goitre and iodine deficiency among children and women.},
  author={Harun K. M. Yusuf and A. N. Mustafizur Rahman and Fatima Parveen Chowdhury and Md Mohiduzzaman and Cadi Parvin Banu and Mohammed Sattar and Md. Nurul Islam},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={620-8}
}
A survey was conducted to monitor the current status of iodine deficiency disorders in children aged 6-12 years and women aged 15-44 years in Bangladesh as measured by goitre prevalence and urinary iodine excretion. Conducted between September 2004 and March 2005, the survey followed a stratified multistage cluster sampling design to provide nationally representative data, with self-weighted rural-urban disaggregation. A total of 7233 children and 6408 women were examined for goitre and 4848… CONTINUE READING

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