Tasleem Akhtar, Zahoor Ullah.
Goitre in district Swat, NWFP-Pakistan: Current situation.
Pak J Med Res Jan ;42(2):74-6.
District Swat in NWFP is known for high prevalence of goiter. Health Department NWFP in collaboration with UNICEF has introduced Universal Salt Iodization in the area in 1993. This study has been conducted to highlight the prevailing situation with regard to goitre in school children through out the district. Results have shown the total goitre rate of 52 % and 45% in boys and girls students of age 8-10 years respectively. The study concludes that the area is still highly endemic to IDD and needs urgent correction.
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