Patterns of goitre in sidama Awaraja in Ethiopia and its relationship to piped water supply.
A cross sectional study was conducted in 1987 to determine the extent of goitre in Awassa Zuria part of Sidamo Awraja.
Households were the subjects of the survey to assess goitre rates.
Trained staff were used for interview and clinical assessment of goitre rate.
Among the total of 2,450 study population surveyed, 83.9% (n=2,055) were school children.
Out of the total study population, 40.5% (n=993) were positive for goitre and ninety eight cases of the positive school children (n=791) were randomly taken for biochemical tests.
The Radio immunoassay technique was used to measure the levels of T3, T4 and TSH.
The Sandell and Kolthoff technique was used to measure urine and water iodine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Goitre, Déficit, Homme, Ethiopie, Afrique, Endocrinopathie, Thyroide pathologie, Iode, Eau alimentation, Enfant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Goiter, Deficiency, Human, Ethiopia, Africa, Endocrinopathy, Thyroid diseases, Iodine, Feed water, Child
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0589782
Code Inist : 002B21C02. Création : 199406.