Persistent iodine deficiency in a cohort of Tasmanian school children: associations with socio-economic status, geographical location and dietary factors.

@article{Hynes2004PersistentID,
  title={Persistent iodine deficiency in a cohort of Tasmanian school children: associations with socio-economic status, geographical location and dietary factors.},
  author={Kristen L Hynes and Christopher Leigh Blizzard and Alison J Venn and Terence Dwyer and John R. Burgess},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={476-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the adequacy of iodine nutrition of Tasmanian primary school-aged children and to examine possible associations with socio-economic status (SES), location and dietary factors. METHODS Urinary iodine levels and measures of SES, geographical information and dietary habits were surveyed in a population-based sample of 170 children (4 to 12 years) at baseline (1998/99) and at follow-up (2000/01). RESULTS Median urinary iodine concentration in 1989--99 and 2000--01 were 75… CONTINUE READING

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