Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation

@article{Assey2009TanzaniaNS,
  title={Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation},
  author={Vincent D Assey and Stefan Peterson and Sabas Kimboka and Daniel Ngemera and Celestin Mgoba and Deusdedit M Ruhiye and Godwin D. Ndossi and Ted Greiner and Thorkild Tyllesk{\"a}r},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={319 - 319}
}
BACKGROUND In many low-income countries, children are at high risk of iodine deficiency disorders, including brain damage. In the early 1990s, Tanzania, a country that previously suffered from moderate to severe iodine deficiency, adopted universal salt iodation (USI) as an intervention strategy, but its impact remained unknown. METHODS We report on the first national survey in mainland Tanzania, conducted in 2004 to assess the extent to which iodated salt was used and its apparent impact on… CONTINUE READING
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