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Iodine nutrition and thyroid function assessment in childbearing age women from Queretaro, Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Méndez-Villa, L.
dc.contributor.author Elton-Puente, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Solíss, J.C.
dc.contributor.author Sampson-Zaldívar, E.
dc.contributor.author Garcíag, C.
dc.contributor.author Villalobos, P.
dc.contributor.author Colarossi, A.
dc.contributor.author García, O.P.
dc.contributor.author Robles-Osorio, L.
dc.contributor.author García-Solís, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-10T18:12:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-10T18:12:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.3305/nh.2014.29.1.6996
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/8123
dc.description.abstract Objective: To assess iodine nutrition and thyroid function in Mexican childbearing age women. Methods: 101 childbearing age women (21.7 ± 3.5 years) randomly selected from the university student population participated in this cross-sectional study. TSH, thyroid hormones, anti-thyroid antibodies, thyroid volume, iodine intake, and urinary iodine concentration (UIC) were assessed. The knowledge about the importance of iodine in nutrition was also evaluated by using questionnaires. Results: TSH median (interquartile range) value was 1.9 (1.4-2.5) mIU/L, while FT4 median value was 9.0 (8.3- 9.6) μg/dL. The median FT3 and total rT3 values were 3.3 pg/mL and 40.1 ng/dL, respectively. The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (serum TSH >4.5 mIU/L) and of positive anti-thyroid antibodies were 2.9% and <5.9%, respectively. Median thyroid volume was 5.6 mL and none of the subjects were diagnosed with goiter. Median urinary iodine concentration was 146 (104-180) μg/L. As for the knowledge of iodine nutrition, only 37.6% considered that a pregnant woman needs more dietary iodine than a non pregnant woman, while 43.6% recognized that the lack of iodine can cause mental retardation in children. Conclusions: Prevalence of thyroid test function abnormalities was low in this population and the median UIC indicates adequate iodine intake. We also found a poor knowledge about the importance iodine nutrition in the studied population.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.language.iso spa
dc.publisher Aula Médica Ediciones
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Pregnancy
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject Mexico
dc.subject human
dc.subject Diet
dc.subject Students
dc.subject adult
dc.subject cross-sectional study
dc.subject female
dc.subject young adult
dc.subject pregnancy
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject prevalence
dc.subject blood
dc.subject diet
dc.subject attitude to health
dc.subject iodine
dc.subject Iodine
dc.subject thyroid hormone
dc.subject student
dc.subject Childbearing age women
dc.subject Iodine nutrition
dc.subject Thyroid Diseases
dc.subject thyroid function test
dc.subject Thyroid Function Tests
dc.subject Thyroid hormones
dc.subject Thyroid Hormones
dc.subject Urinary iodine concentration
dc.title Iodine nutrition and thyroid function assessment in childbearing age women from Queretaro, Mexico
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal Nutrición Hospitalaria


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