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Article: Existence of iodine deficiency in Hong Kong - A coastal city in southern China

TitleExistence of iodine deficiency in Hong Kong - A coastal city in southern China
Authors
KeywordsDietary survey
Hong Kong
Iodine deficiency
Issue Date1996
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ejcn
Citation
European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 1996, v. 50 n. 8, p. 569-572 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Iodine deficiency is a serious public health problem worldwide which is associated with mental retardation and cretinism. In view of a high incidence of transient neonatal hypothyroidism and a relatively high mean cord blood thyrotropin (TSH) concentration, a pilot study was carried out to analyse the urine iodine excretion in Hong Kong, a coastal city in the southern part of China. Design: Early morning urine was collected from healthy volunteers including children (n = 104), adults (n = 112) and elderly subjects (n = 349). A semi-quantitative questionnaire survey on the pattern of food intake was conducted in the adults and elderly. Results: 45.3% of the children, 51.7% of the adults and 55.3% of the elderly had urine iodine concentration below the criteria for iodine sufficiency (< 0.79 μmol/l). Iodine content in the drinking water and salt was low. A dietary survey revealed that seafood was not commonly consumed. 50-80% of the subjects never consumed high-iodine containing food such as seaweed, kelp or laver, and only 50% consumed seawater fish daily. Conclusion: We confirmed that although Hong Kong is a non-goitrous area, iodine insufficiency exists. It is unsafe to assume that iodine deficiency does not exist in coastal urban areas.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162129
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.488
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dc.contributor.authorKung, AWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, LWLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLow, LCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, JDen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:17:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:17:30Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 1996, v. 50 n. 8, p. 569-572en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0954-3007en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162129-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Iodine deficiency is a serious public health problem worldwide which is associated with mental retardation and cretinism. In view of a high incidence of transient neonatal hypothyroidism and a relatively high mean cord blood thyrotropin (TSH) concentration, a pilot study was carried out to analyse the urine iodine excretion in Hong Kong, a coastal city in the southern part of China. Design: Early morning urine was collected from healthy volunteers including children (n = 104), adults (n = 112) and elderly subjects (n = 349). A semi-quantitative questionnaire survey on the pattern of food intake was conducted in the adults and elderly. Results: 45.3% of the children, 51.7% of the adults and 55.3% of the elderly had urine iodine concentration below the criteria for iodine sufficiency (< 0.79 μmol/l). Iodine content in the drinking water and salt was low. A dietary survey revealed that seafood was not commonly consumed. 50-80% of the subjects never consumed high-iodine containing food such as seaweed, kelp or laver, and only 50% consumed seawater fish daily. Conclusion: We confirmed that although Hong Kong is a non-goitrous area, iodine insufficiency exists. It is unsafe to assume that iodine deficiency does not exist in coastal urban areas.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ejcnen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutritionen_HK
dc.subjectDietary surveyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectIodine deficiencyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshDeficiency Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDiet Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshGoiter - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIodine - Deficiency - Urineen_US
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshSodium Chloride - Chemistryen_US
dc.subject.meshWater - Chemistryen_US
dc.titleExistence of iodine deficiency in Hong Kong - A coastal city in southern Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKung, AWC: awckung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLow, LCK: lcklow@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume50en_HK
dc.identifier.issue8en_HK
dc.identifier.spage569en_HK
dc.identifier.epage572en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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