Iodine nutrition status in clinically euthyroid pregnant women attending in BSMMU

  • Md. Anowar Hossain Department of Endocrinology, Mymensingh Medical College
  • M. Abul Hasanat Department of Endocrinology, BSMMU
  • Murshed Ahamed Khan Department of Endocrinology, BSMMU
  • Jobaida Naznin National Institute of Neurosciences (NINS), Agargaon, Dhaka
  • Kazi Ashraful Alam NICVD, Sher-e-Banglanagar
  • M Abu Jar-Gaffar Badalgachi Health Complex, Naogaon
  • Mohammad Ripon BITID, Chittagong
  • Md. Farid Uddin Department of Endocrinology, BSMMU, Shahbag
Keywords: Euthyroid, Iodine, Nutrition status, Pregnancy

Abstract

Background: Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) are common nutritional problem globally. All groups of people are affected by it, but the pregnant women and their neonates are most vulnerable.

Objectives: This study was carried out to see the iodine status of pregnant women using median urinary iodine concentration (MUI) as a measure of outcome. Methods: This cross sectional observational study assessed the MUI in casual urine samples from 225 pregnant women (75 pregnants from each trimester) and 75 non-pregnant healthy controls. The urinary iodine content was estimated in urine sample using the method of Dunn et al. with the modification of Sandell & Kolthoff (wet digestion method).

Results: Median value of urinary iodine in pregnant women was 48.21Ug/L compared to 52.27

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Md. Anowar Hossain, Department of Endocrinology, Mymensingh Medical College

 

 

Published
2016-07-28
How to Cite
Hossain, M. A., Hasanat, M. A., Khan, M., Naznin, J., Alam, K. A., Jar-Gaffar, M. A., Ripon, M., & Uddin, M. F. (2016). Iodine nutrition status in clinically euthyroid pregnant women attending in BSMMU. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 9(1), 38-43. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v9i1.28942
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