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Currect characteristics of endemic goitre in school children from two areas of Chile



Currect characteristics of endemic goitre in school children from two areas of Chile



Revista Chilena de Nutricion 17(1): 60-65



Prevalence of endemic goitre among 1015 school children from 7 to over 16 years old from Santiago or Temuco city, Chile, was 7.6%, compared with 18.8% for a similar study in 1982. Prevalence was higher in girls, 9.9% compared with 5.2% for boys, and showed significant positive correlations with age in the total sample and in girls, mammary development and nutritional state, expressed as adequacy of weight for height.

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