The Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency, Serum Thyroglobulin, Anti-thyroglobulin and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Levels in the Urban Areas of Kayseri, Central Anatolia

Bayram F., Beyazyıldız A., Gökçe C., Budak N., Erdoğan N., Kurtoglu S., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.117, no.2, pp.64-68, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1077067
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-68
  • Keywords: Central Anatolia, goiter, iodine deficiency, thyroid function, thyroid volume, urinary iodine excretion, ENDEMIC GOITER AREA, FOLLOW-UP, TURKEY, DISORDERS, SCHOOLCHILDREN, CHILDREN, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, VOLUME, IODIZATION, ULTRASOUND
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The prevalence of goitre and urinary iodine excretion (UIE) indicate endemic iodine deficiency (ID) in a population. Previous studies have shown that Kayseri is one of the most iodine-deficient areas in Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of goitre, evaluate the degree of ID, its effects on thyroid functions and volume of subjects living in wide outer skirts of the old volcano Erciyes, at 1655 m and 1350 m altitudes.