Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
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Deresse Legesse kebede

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    Predictors of Goiter among School Children in Southwest Ethiopia: Case- Control Study
    Author(s): Deresse Legesse kebede and Yohannes Mehretie AdinewDeresse Legesse kebede and Yohannes Mehretie Adinew

    Background: Goiter is the abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. It has been shown that prevalence of goiter was considerably highest in South Ethiopia particularly in Gamogofa zone. The study was aimed to identify factors that determine goiter among Botre Elementary and Junior Secondary school students, Gamogofa zone, Southern Ethiopia. Methods: Case control study was conducted among Botre Elementary and Junior Secondary School students from February to March, 2014. A total of 298 students; 99 cases and 199 controls, were enrolled in the study. Examination of goiter was performed by Inspection and Palpation techniques. Structured interview guided questionnaire was used to collect data on independent variables. Data were entered using EPI info version 3.5.3 statistical software and analyzed using SPSS version 20 statistical package. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000368

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