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. , et al.

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.63, ss.543-548, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.