Iodine status of Turkish pregnant women and their offspring: A national cross-sectional survey

Vural M., Koç E., Evliyaoglu O., Acar H. C., Aydin A. F., Kucukgergin C., ...More

JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, vol.63, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: This national cross-sectional survey aimed to assess the iodine status in pregnant women and their offspring, and also to demonstrate regional differences by measuring urinary iodine concentration (UIC). For each woman and her newborn a questionnaire was prepared with basic facts as age, parity number or birth weight and additional information regarding thyroid diseases, use of iodized salt in the household, extra iodine supplementation during pregnancy, education level and wage income.