The epidemiology of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in Yemen.

  title={The epidemiology of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in Yemen.},
  author={Ali Zein and S Al-Haithamy and Q Obadi and S Noureddin},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={3 2},
OBJECTIVE This first nationwide survey was undertaken to estimate the prevalence rates and severity of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) and the proportion of households consuming iodized salt. DESIGN The country was stratified into two ecological zones and 30 clusters (primary schools) from each zone, including the required numbers of pupils, were selected randomly. A subsample of pupils provided urine and salt samples for the determination of urinary iodine excretion (UIE) and presence of… CONTINUE READING
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