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SJKU 2012, 17(4): 103-108 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of the risk factors for congenital hypothyroidism in the newborns in Kurdistan Province
Nader Esmailnasab Dr1, Bahar Moasses ghaffari Dr2, Abdolrahim Afkhamzadeh Dr 3
1- Associate Professor Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
3- Assistant Professor Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , afkhama@gmail.com
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the important preventable causes of mental retardation in newborns. Incidence of congenital hypothyroidism in Kurdistan province is more than its mean Incidence in Iran and in the world. The present study was performed to identify the risk factors for congenital hypothyroidism in Kurdistan province. Materials and Methods: This case - control study included all the newborns with TSH screening tests >10 mIU/l in Kurdistan Province. Another group of neonates were selected as our control group. Analysis was performed by means of chi-square, t- test and logistic regression. Results: Our study included 105 patients, 66 (62.9%) boys and 39 (37.1%) girls. There were no significant differences between the 2 groups in regard to weight, height, head circumference, mother's BMI and maternal parity. Univariate analysis revealed that family history of thyroid diseases had a significant relationship with congenital hypothyroidism in the newborns (P= 0.019). However multivariate analysis showed no significant association between the factors in our study and risk of congenital hypothyroidism. Conclusion: A history of thyroid disease among family members may be associated with congenital hypothyroidism. Therefore, family history of thyroid diseases should be regarded as a risk factor and included in the maternal control program. Keywords: Congenital hypothyroidism, Risk factor, Newborns Received: Sep 23, 2012 Accepted: Nov 19, 2012
Keywords: Congenital hypothyroidism, Risk factor, Newborns
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/12/11
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Volume 17, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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