IJCRR - 8(9), May, 2016
PREVALENCE OF THYROID DISORDERS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER
Author: Deokar PG, Nagdeote AN, Lanje MJ, Basutkar DG
Background: Thyroid disorders are a widespread endocrinological problem, but data on its prevalence in India is scanty. Aims and Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess the proportion of various thyroid disorders in subjects attending a tertiary care center. Material and Methods: This retrospective hospital based study involved 2076 patients who underwent thyroid function test, in the central clinical biochemistry. Thyroid function tests were performed on Siemens Centaur immunoassay analyzer. Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS version 16 software. Results: We found 22.16% subjects having thyroid dysfunction in our study population. Out of these, 4.24% were overt hypothyroid, 9.44% were subclinical hypothyroid, 2.5% overt hyperthyroid and 5.97% were found to be subclinical hyperthyroid. Conclusion: Our study suggested that the prevalence of thyroid disorders in our study population is high and hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism. Highest prevalence of thyroid disorder was found in 30-49 years age group. The mean TSH concentration increased with age in euthyroid, hypothyroid (both overt and subclinical) and hyperthyroid (both overt and subclinical) groups studied. The highest TSH concentration was seen in the age group 60- 69 years and lowest TSH was seen in age group 10 – 19 years.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, TSH
Deokar PG, Nagdeote AN, Lanje MJ, Basutkar DG. PREVALENCE OF THYROID DISORDERS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER International Journal of Current Research and Review. 8(9), May, 26-30
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