Volume 20, Issue 1 (June 1996)                   Research in Medicine 1996, 20(1): 139-146 | Back to browse issues page

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Mirmiran P, Kimiagar M, Akhavan A. Growth Indicators and Goiter Prevalence in Three Villages of Amol. Research in Medicine. 1996; 20 (1) :139-146
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2315-en.html
Institute of Nutrition, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Iran.
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In order to survey goiter prevalence in mountainous villages of Arnot city (state of Mazandaran) I 76 boys and 157 girls were studied in Bayjan, Vana and Rineh.
Goiter was present in 68 % , 71 % of girls and 65 % of boys. Dissemination of grades of goiter were: la 21.9%, lb 23.5%, II 18.6% and III 3. 6 % . There was an increase in the rate of large goiters with age. 50th percentile of height and weight in girls were similar to those of East­Tehran, but lower than NCHS. Those of boys were decreased when compared to both East­Tehran and NCHS.
This study demonstrates retarded physical growth and hyperendemic goiter in a rural area of Amo!. Measures to prevent micronutrient deficiencies, nutritional recommendations and inprovement of health conditions in this area is recommended.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 2020/02/22 | Accepted: 2020/02/22 | Published: 2020/02/22

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