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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 13 | Page No.: 2166-2171
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.2166.2171
A Survey of Urinary Iodine Concentration in South-east of Caspian Sea in Northern, Iran
Azad R. Mansourian, Ezat O . Ghaemi, Ali R. Ahmadi, Akhtar Saifi, Abdol V. Moradi and Sepideh Bakhshandeh-Nosrat

Abstract:
The objective of this study was to evaluate the urinary iodine concentration in Gorgan located in northern Iran, which is a cosmopolitan society and on the basis of such determination the endemic goiter in the region could be estimated. The sample population were a total of 287 people (23.3% male, 76.7% female) referred to Danesh Medical Diagnostic Laboratory for the urinary iodine measurement, during 2004-05. Urinary iodine level was determined using acid digestion method. The results from this study indicated that 2.1, 3.8 and 9.8% of sample population had urinary iodine level of <2, 2-4.9 and 5-9.9 μg dL-1, respectively which are defined as sever, moderate and mild iodine deficiency. Therefore 45 (15.7%) of the sample population in this study could be assessed for goiter prevalence, the mean differences of iodine concentration in male and female subjects were not significant. In conclusion, low urinary iodine of <10 μg dL-1 concentration may help to give a direction for a further examination in the thyroid gland abnormalities.
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How to cite this article:

Azad R. Mansourian, Ezat O . Ghaemi, Ali R. Ahmadi, Akhtar Saifi, Abdol V. Moradi and Sepideh Bakhshandeh-Nosrat, 2007. A Survey of Urinary Iodine Concentration in South-east of Caspian Sea in Northern, Iran. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 2166-2171.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.2166.2171

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.2166.2171

 
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