Volume 15, Issue 50 (Jan 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 15(50): 35-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Maleki E, Kashi Z. The effect of lipid oil injection on height, weight & BMI in primary school children from region endemic for goiter . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2006; 15 (50) :35-40
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-711-en.html
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Background and purpose: Ïnjection of supplemental iodine to pregnant women has been shown to prevent cretinism and neuromotor disorders in the offspring. many researches were done regarding the administration of supplemental iodine to toddlers. This study was done to evaluate the effect of parenteral iodine in primary school children of Âmreh village (vicinity of Sari) 2.5 years after supplemental iodineinjection namely in 1999.
Materials and methods : This study was performed in two descriptive and analytic sections. Âll children born in Âmreh village between 1989 and 1991, who have received the lipidoil injection in 1996 were earolled for the study. Weight and height were measured and SD score (SDS) of weight and height was Their calculated. Based on these data BMÏ was also calculatted. For the statistical testing paired t-test was used and p<0.05 was reported as significant.
Results : 105 children (55 male, 50 female) 6-8 years old at the time of injection were included. The effect of lipidoil on height was significant, mean SDS of cases increased from 0.59 ± 0.8 to 0.31±0.8 (P<0.0001). the effect was also seen on weight, but it was not statistically significant (p<0.3).
Çonclusion : These results show that injection of supplemental iodine in childhood in iodine deficiency regions can at least result in improvement of height development.
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