J Med Assoc Thai 1995 Sep;78(9):449-54
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand.
Examination for goiter was performed in 6,035 schoolchildren (2,899 girls, 3,136 boys), aged 8-17 years, from primary and secondary schools in Hat-Yai municipality, Songkhla province. Goiter was detected in 355 children (combined prevalence 6%; 232 or 8% in girls, 123 or 4% in boys). Of the 355 children with goiter, 214 (60%; 148 girls, 66 boys) participated in the study, and had blood drawn for free thyroxine (FT4), triiodothyronine (T3), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and thyroid antibodies. Read More