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An epidemiological study on prevalence of endemic goitre among the people of two goitre endemic areas of Bangladesh

An epidemiological study on prevalence of endemic goitre among the people of two goitre endemic areas of Bangladesh

Mymensingh Medical Journal 12(1): 17-19

This was a retrospective type of cross section study to find out the prevalence of endemic Goitre among the people of the two unions of Dewangonj Upazilla of Jamalpur district. A total of 375 respondents were included in the study. The result of the study showed that maximum (29.06%) number of the respondents was in age group 41-50 years. Out of 375 respondents 56.80% was female and 43.20% were male. Maximum (52.53%) respondents were illiterate. 47.47% were house wives, 20% cultivators, 11.73% students, 8.27% businessmen, 7.73% service holder and 4.8% labour. Majority (56.80%) respondents were poor, 28.50% were middle class, 7.73% were very poor and 6.67% were rich. Cent percent of the respondents drink tube-well water. Majority (78.6%) of respondents consumed iodized salt and 21.33% did not consume iodized salt. Regarding the cause of non-using iodized salt 90% respondents mentioned high cost of iodized salt and 10% respondents mentioned their ignorance.

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