Goiter Incidence Among Basic Schools Children in Shendi Area – Northern Sudan
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 117-120
Received: Aug. 23, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 6, 2015; Published: Oct. 9, 2015
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Faroug Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
Isam Elddin Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed, Department of ENT, Faculty of Medicine, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
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One thousand two hundred and fourteen students (593 boys and 621 girls) from Shendi basic schools were subjected to study the goiter incidence among schoolchildren. Shendi area was divided into four geographical zones; north, south, east and west because there is a difference in the water sources. Pupils were subjected to clinical assessment by team of doctors from Shendi hospitals to determine the presence of goiter and it is grades. The assessment was done by palpation procedure according to world health organization (WHO,1990) and The International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) criteria. The distribution of goiter incidence among schoolchildren was 14.6% and 54.6% of them were females (15.8% in females and 13.3% in males). Grade 1A goiter was more prevalent (75.2% of goitrous cases). High incidence of goiter was observed in southern Shendi (23.4%) and low incidence in eastern (11.3%).
Shendi, Goiter, Goitrous, Goitrogens and Iodine
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Faroug Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed, Isam Elddin Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed, Goiter Incidence Among Basic Schools Children in Shendi Area – Northern Sudan, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 117-120. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20150406.11
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