National study on the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders among schoolchildren 8-12 years of age in Bahrain.

@article{Moosa2001NationalSO,
  title={National study on the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders among schoolchildren 8-12 years of age in Bahrain.},
  author={Khairya Moosa and Abdul Wahab M Abdul Wahab and Jamal Al-Sayyad and Benjamin Baig},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 4-5},
  pages={609-16}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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