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Iran South Med J 2009, 11(2): 170-176 Back to browse issues page
Ultrasonographic determination of the thyroid volume in 7- 10 years old children of Bushehr port 2007
Farzad Morad Haseli Mr, Iraj Nabipour Mr 1, Majid Asadi Mr, Sirous Abbasi Mr
1- , nabipourpg@bpums.ac.ir
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Background: Determination of thyroid volume using ultrasound has been recommended for monitoring public control of iodine deficiency programs in areas with mild iodine deficiency or with no iodine deficiency, instead of physical examination, in order to estimate the prevalence rate of goiter. The aim of this study was to determine the reference ranges of thyroid volume in Bushehr port. Methods: Thyroid volume of 1247 primary schoolchildren aged 7-10 years who were selected by probability proportionate to size method from rural and urban areas of Bushehr port was determined using ultrasonography. Medians and percentiles of thyroid volumes for age and body surface area were calculated for both genders. Results: The 97th percentiles of thyroid volume of Bushehr port schoolchildren according to age and sex were all lower than the corresponding sex-specific normative WHO reference values. Goiter prevalence was 1.68% according to WHO thyroid volume references for age in the studied population. The goiter prevalence according to age and body surface area-specific new normative WHO reference values were 7.13 and 7.17%, respectively. Conclusion: The 97th percentile for thyroid volume, calculated by ultrasonography in Bushehr port schoolchildren, were lower than the international WHO newly recommended reference values in all ages. Therefore, determination of a native reference value for estimating the prevalence rate of thyroid is highly recommended. According to ultrasonographically determined goiter prevalence, Bushehr is an iodine sufficient area.
Keywords: thyroid, iodine, iodination, goiter, ultrasonography
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/05/18 | Accepted: 2009/05/18 | Published: 2009/05/18
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Morad Haseli F, Nabipour I, Asadi M, Abbasi S. Ultrasonographic determination of the thyroid volume in 7- 10 years old children of Bushehr port 2007. Iran South Med J. 2009; 11 (2) :170-176
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