Volume 21, Issue 1 (June 1997)                   Research in Medicine 1997, 21(1): 1-6 | Back to browse issues page

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Izadpanah A, Lameyee A, Nikeghbal K. Effect of Iodine Deficiency on IQ of Apparently- Normal School Children of an Area of Endemic Goiter. Research in Medicine. 1997; 21 (1) :1-6
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Abstract:   (156 Views)
Different degrees of neurological and psychological problems are observed in endemic goiter inhabitants. To determine the effect of iodine deficiency on IQ, we checked the IQ and size of the thyroid of 194 students of an endemic goiter area and compared with that of 224 students of a non-endemic goiter area in Kohkiloyeh & Boyer Ahmad province. The average IQ of students in endemic goiter area was 9.77 points lower than IQ of non­endemic inhabitants (P<0.001). In the endemic area IQ of those with goiter was significantly lower than those with normal size thyroid (P<0.05).
This study demonstrates the deterious effect of iodine deficiency on IQ in school children.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 2020/02/18 | Accepted: 2020/02/18 | Published: 2020/02/18

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