Thyroid dysfunction in ambulatory elderly Chinese subjects in an area of borderline iodine intake.

Abstract

Thyroid dysfunction has been reported to occur in 10% of the elderly population in Caucasians. As the nature and prevalence vary tremendously between ethnic groups, and no data are available for Chinese, a primary thyrotropin (TSH) screening program using a supersensitive TSH assay was performed on 1880 ambulatory elderly southern Chinese aged above 60 in… (More)

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