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Mohammadi Nejad M, Najafpour A, Etesami B, Valipour M, Ahmadpour G R, Niazi K et al . Monitoring of urinary iodine in 8-10 Years old students of lorestan province in 2019. yafte. 2021; 22 (4) :58-66
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-3127-en.html
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khoramabad, Iran
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Background: The most common iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) are; Hypothyroidism, simple goiter, psychomotor problems, hearing-neurological disorders and cretinism. This study was carried out to evaluation of urinary iodine in 8-10 years old students in lorestan province in 2019.
Materials and Methods: In this analytical descriptive study, 236 students of both sexes aged 8-10 years from urban and rural areas were selected randomly by cluster sampling and urinary iodine measured based on acid digestion. The results were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences  (SPSS; version 20).
Results: In this cross-sectional descriptive study the urinary iodine excretion median was 6 mg/dl and in 21.2% was more than 10 mg/dl and in 78.8% was less than 10 mg/dl. urinary iodine excretion median difference was significant for urban and rural students (p = 0.021).There was no significant relationship between gender and age variables with the median urinary iodine excretion in students.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that urinary iodine excretion in Lorestan school students is not at the desired level of the World Health Organization; Therefore, it is necessary that the measures taken by the provincial committee for the control of iodine deficiency disorders be evaluated.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: تغذیه
Received: 2020/11/29 | Accepted: 2020/12/26 | Published: 2021/02/23

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