Seasonality in urinary and household salt iodine content among pregnant and lactating women of the plains of Nepal

@article{Schulze2003SeasonalityIU,
  title={Seasonality in urinary and household salt iodine content among pregnant and lactating women of the plains of Nepal},
  author={Kerry J. Schulze and Keith P West and L A Gautschi and Michele L. Dreyfuss and S. Leclerq and Bhola Dahal and Lee S-F Wu and Subarna K. Khatry},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={57},
  pages={969-976}
}
Objective: To determine the extent and causes of iodine deficiency among women during pregnancy and lactation in the southeastern plains of Nepal.Design, Setting and Subjects: Urinary iodine (UI) was assessed as an indicator of iodine status in spot urine samples of women participating in a field trial in three rural communities in the plains of southeastern Nepal. Samples were collected during pregnancy (n=1021) and during lactation at 3–4 months postpartum (n=1028) at a central clinic; 613… CONTINUE READING