Prevalence of goiter and urinary iodine status of 7-11-year-old children in Malatya province, Turkey


Egri M., Bayraktar N., Temel I., Ercan C., Ilgar M., Pehlivan E., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.48, no.2, pp.119-123, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-123

Abstract

Goiter prevalence and urinary iodine excretion levels were assessed in 568 schoolchildren (317 boys and 251 girls), aged 7-11 years, living in the Malatya province, a well-known endemic goiter area in Turkey. Five hundred sixty-eight children aged 7-11 years consented to thyroid gland palpation and provided a urine sample on the day of examination in April 2004.