Rouf Hussain Rather

Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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  • Original Article   
    A Report on Goiter Survey among School Age Children (6-12 years) in Northern India
    Author(s): S Muhammad Salim Khan, Inaamul Haq, Mohsina Mukhtar, Abdul Roof, Rouf Hussain Rather and Sheikh Mohd Saleem*

    Background: Deficiency of iodine causes goiter which is a visible sequelae. One of the major impacts of iodine deficiency is that it can lead to impaired neurodevelopment particularly in early life. Goiter surveys are conducted to identify areas of IDD and can be used as a baseline assessment of a region’s iodine status and as a sensitive long-term indicator for the success of an iodine programme. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 6-12 years children by the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, in collaboration with Department of Drug and Food Control Organization under NIDDCP, in district Anantnag, Kashmir division (J&K) during the month of March and April, 2017. The sample size of 2700 was calculated using the method of Population Proportionate to Size.. Read More»

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