Determination of iodine concentration in urine by isotope dilution analysis and thyroid volume of school children in the west coast of Turkey after mandatory salt iodization

DARCAN S. , UNAK P. , YALMAN O., Lambrecht F. , BIBER F., GOKSEN D. , ...More

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.63, no.5, pp.543-548, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2005.02379.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-548


Objective This study was designed to evaluate iodine deficiency status in children 6-12 years in the west coast (Aegean Region) of Turkey after 5 years of mandatory iodine prophylaxis. A total of 2300 children from 72 populations (rural and urban area) were evaluated with urinary iodine excretion and thyroid volume.