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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-14

An epidemiological study of goitre in two rural communities of Varanasi.

Dept. of Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College

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S K Ray
Dept. of Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College

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A cross sectional study was conducted in two rural communities of Varanasi during the period from January to December 1978 to find out the problem of endemic goitre. The overall prevalence of goitre was as high as 28.44% with 9.45% of adolescent (13-18 years) population having grade I enlargement. The highest prevalence was observed in 7-12 years of age group, the females being consistently more affected in all the age groups. The prevalence of goitre and iodine level of drinking water found to have an inverse relationship.

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