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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114-116
Exploring Prevalence Of Goitre In Rural Areas Of Ahamedabad And Gandhinagar Districts Of Gujrat (1987-88).



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The present study was undertaken to identify and map out the prevalence of goiter in the rural areas of Ahamadabad and Gandhinagar districts. 60 villages from Ahamadabad and 8 from Gandhinagar district were surveyed. The overall prevalence rate of goiter was 11.5% in Ahamedbad district and 8.4% in Gandhinaagar district. The prevalence of goiter grade I was 6.3% in the preadolescent population in Ahamadabad while it was below 5% in the same age group in Gandhinagar district. These observations Clearly revealed that endemic goiter is prevalent to a mid degree in Ahmedabad district.


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