Prevalence of goiter in children 6 to 12 years of age in Ethiopia.

  title={Prevalence of goiter in children 6 to 12 years of age in Ethiopia.},
  author={Cherinet Abuye and Yemane Berhane and Girma Akalu and Zewditu Getahun and Tesema Ersumo},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  volume={28 4},
BACKGROUND Iodine-deficiency disorders are a major public health problem in Ethiopia. In conjunction with implementing control programs, baseline information needs to be established. OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution and degree of severity of iodine-deficiency disorders in terms of goiter prevalence, urinary iodine excretion (UIE) levels, and proportion of households with iodated salt in Ethiopia. METHODS A nationwide, community-based, cross-sectional study was conducted from… CONTINUE READING
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