Goitrogenic food consumption pattern and Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) among women in Kota Belud, Sabah

Mohd Nazri Abdul Rahman, and Tracy Jivikol, (2015) Goitrogenic food consumption pattern and Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) among women in Kota Belud, Sabah. In: 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition (APCCN 2015), 26 - 29 January 2015, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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In some areas of Sabah, Iodine Deficiency Disorder is a problem due to low iodine content in foods consumed. This study was conducted to examine risk factors of goiter and IDD among women in Kota Belud, northern Sabah. Methods: This study was carried out on 66 women respondents that consisted of 29 goitre subjects and 37 normal subjects. The study was conducted through interviews, questionnaires and food frequency questionnaire. Results: Age, socio-economic status and knowledge about goitrogenic foods were the major risk factors of goiter. There was a significant relationship (p<0.05) between frequency of goitrogenic food intake and goitre status. There was no significant association between frequencies of goiter and living area. Conclusions: The presence of goitre indicates that universal salt iodinisation in this area has probably not reached all at-risk individuals. Health workers should educate people about goitogenic foods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD), goiter, goitrogenic food
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 06:37
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 01:49
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12391

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