Indian Journal of Public Health

BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 314--317

Prevalence of iodine deficiency among adult population residing in Rural Ballabgarh, district Faridabad, Haryana


Ayush Lohiya1, Kapil Yadav2, Shashi Kant4, Rakesh Kumar3, Chandrakant S Pandav4 
1 Junior Resident, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Assistant Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Indian Coalition for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, New Delhi, India
4 Professor and Head, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kapil Yadav
Assistant Professor, Room No. 25, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Community-based surveys are essential to monitor iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) program at both the state and national levels. There is paucity of information on population iodine nutrition status in Haryana state using standard methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted in villages of Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (CRHSP), Ballabgarh, Haryana, India. A total of 465 randomly selected individuals were assessed for urinary iodine concentration (UIC) by microplate method and household salt iodine content using iodometric titration. Of the interviewed households, 73% were using adequately iodized salt (≥15 ppm). Iodine nutrition was deficient in 17% respondents (UIC <100 μg/L); 20.2% among males and 13.9% among females. Iodine intake of the study population as measured by UIC was adequate but nearly one-fourth of households in the study population were consuming inadequately iodized salt. The availability and access to adequately iodized salt in the study population should be improved by strengthening regulatory monitoring.


How to cite this article:
Lohiya A, Yadav K, Kant S, Kumar R, Pandav CS. Prevalence of iodine deficiency among adult population residing in Rural Ballabgarh, district Faridabad, Haryana.Indian J Public Health 2015;59:314-317


How to cite this URL:
Lohiya A, Yadav K, Kant S, Kumar R, Pandav CS. Prevalence of iodine deficiency among adult population residing in Rural Ballabgarh, district Faridabad, Haryana. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 17 ];59:314-317
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