Prevalenza di gozzo ed escrezione urinaria di iodio in un campione di bambini in età scolare della città di Roma

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of goiter and urinary iodine excretion in a schoolchildren population in Rome

Claudio Panunzi, Maria Luisa Manca Bitti, Ambrogio Di Paolo, Rossella Fabbrini, Dario Valle, Gian Luigi Spadoni, Elisabetta Del Duca, Rinaldo Guglielmi, Mara Valente, Andrea Finocchi, Stefano Vitale, Francesco Dituri, Massimo Valenti, Nadia Bauzulli, Antonella Olivieri, Enzo Gilardi, Massimo D'Archivio, Mariella Sorcini, Brunetto Boscherini

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Abstract

The aim of the study was the assessment of the urinary iodine excretion and the evaluation of thyroid volume compared with clinical examination in 1040 schoolchildren (6-14 years old), living in Rome. Mean urinary iodine excretion was 98.52 ± 49.81 μg/l (median 92 μg/l). Thyroid enlargement, as assessed by palpation, was found to be grade 1A in 35.4% of the children, grade 1B in 9.6% and grade 2 in 0.2%. Thyroid volume, determined by ultrasound, increased with age, was significantly correlated with body surface area and was significantly higher in females, as compared to males, in the 11 and 12 years old group. Eleven children (1.9%) were negative at palpation (grade 0) but showed thyroid enlargement by ultrasound. The prevalence of goiter determined by ultrasound resulted to be 4.7%.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of goiter and urinary iodine excretion in a schoolchildren population in Rome
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Panunzi, C., Manca Bitti, M. L., Di Paolo, A., Fabbrini, R., Valle, D., Spadoni, G. L., Del Duca, E., Guglielmi, R., Valente, M., Finocchi, A., Vitale, S., Dituri, F., Valenti, M., Bauzulli, N., Olivieri, A., Gilardi, E., D'Archivio, M., Sorcini, M., & Boscherini, B. (1998). Prevalenza di gozzo ed escrezione urinaria di iodio in un campione di bambini in età scolare della città di Roma. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 34(3), 409-412.