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Article: Consensus statement on iodine deficiency disorders in Hong Kong

TitleConsensus statement on iodine deficiency disorders in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsDeficiency diseases
Iodine
Issue Date2003
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. 6, p. 446-453 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article reviews the available data on the study of iodine deficiency disorders in Hong Kong and to discuss the approach towards preventing such disorders in Hong Kong. The importance of iodine and iodine deficiency disorders is described, and the available data on the dietary iodine intake and urinary iodine concentration in different populations of Hong Kong are summarised and discussed. Dietary iodine insufficiency among pregnant women in Hong Kong is associated with maternal goitrogenesis and hypothyroxinaemia as well as neonatal hypothyroidism. Borderline iodine deficiency exists in the expectant mothers in Hong Kong. Women of reproductive age, and pregnant and lactating women should be made aware and educated to have an adequate iodine intake, such as iodised salt, as an interim measure. A steering group involving all stakeholders should be formed to advise on the strategy of ensuring adequate iodine intake, including universal iodisation of salt in Hong Kong. Continuous surveillance of iodine status in the Hong Kong population is necessary.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78595
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorKung, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:44:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:44:37Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. 6, p. 446-453en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78595-
dc.description.abstractThis article reviews the available data on the study of iodine deficiency disorders in Hong Kong and to discuss the approach towards preventing such disorders in Hong Kong. The importance of iodine and iodine deficiency disorders is described, and the available data on the dietary iodine intake and urinary iodine concentration in different populations of Hong Kong are summarised and discussed. Dietary iodine insufficiency among pregnant women in Hong Kong is associated with maternal goitrogenesis and hypothyroxinaemia as well as neonatal hypothyroidism. Borderline iodine deficiency exists in the expectant mothers in Hong Kong. Women of reproductive age, and pregnant and lactating women should be made aware and educated to have an adequate iodine intake, such as iodised salt, as an interim measure. A steering group involving all stakeholders should be formed to advise on the strategy of ensuring adequate iodine intake, including universal iodisation of salt in Hong Kong. Continuous surveillance of iodine status in the Hong Kong population is necessary.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_HK
dc.subjectDeficiency diseasesen_HK
dc.subjectIodineen_HK
dc.subject.meshDeficiency Diseases - epidemiology - prevention and control-
dc.subject.meshGoiter - epidemiology - prevention and control-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshHypothyroidism - epidemiology - prevention and control-
dc.subject.meshIodine - administration and dosage - deficiency-
dc.titleConsensus statement on iodine deficiency disorders in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailKung, A:awckung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume9en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage446en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_HK
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