The prevalence of goitre in remote inland versus coastal areas.

A. Osman, Zaleha Md Isa, R. Letchumen, B. A. Khalid

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The study was conducted to compare the prevalence of goitre among Malays and Aborigines in remote inland rural areas to those in coastal areas. All subjects were examined thoroughly by an experienced endocrinologist for the presence of goitre. The overall goitre prevalence in coastal areas was 6.3%; 6.0% (4/67) of Aborigines and 6.7% (4/60) of Malays were affected. However, in remote inland areas, the prevalence of goitre was almost 5 times higher compared to coastal areas. The prevalence of goitre was 30.7% in Baling; 30.2% (19/63) Aborigines and 30.8% (92/299) Malays were affected. Iodine deficiency is the most likely cause for the high prevalence of goitre in the remote inland areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-262
Number of pages7
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Volume50
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995

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The prevalence of goitre in remote inland versus coastal areas. / Osman, A.; Md Isa, Zaleha; Letchumen, R.; Khalid, B. A.

In: The Medical journal of Malaysia, Vol. 50, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 256-262.

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Osman, A, Md Isa, Z, Letchumen, R & Khalid, BA 1995, 'The prevalence of goitre in remote inland versus coastal areas.', The Medical journal of Malaysia, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 256-262.
Osman, A. ; Md Isa, Zaleha ; Letchumen, R. ; Khalid, B. A. / The prevalence of goitre in remote inland versus coastal areas. In: The Medical journal of Malaysia. 1995 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 256-262.
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