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International Journal of Home Science

2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART B

Prevalence of thyroid disease in women

Author(s): Dr. Renu Kumari and Dr. Ranjana Mall
Thyroid disorders are common. In fact, about 12% of people will experience abnormal thyroid function at some point during their lives. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism. Present study was conducted in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. 105 women age group of 20-65 years, who were suffering from thyroid deficiency were purposely selected. Interview schedule was constructed to record the data obtained, the interview questions were analyzed using descriptive narrations. For statistical analysis, frequency tables were used to compare basis demographic and other desired characteristics. It was found in present study that more than half (58.1%) of the women were suffering from hypothyroidism, while 41.9% of them were hyperthyroidism. Majority (84.09%) of the women were suffering from fatigue as results/signs of hyperthyroidism, while majority of the women suffering from fatigue, poor concentration, constipation, muscle & joint aches, depression and excessive menstrual bleeding as result/signs of the hypothyroidism, depression and feeling cold were observed in some of the women respondents. It is concluded that there is highly significant association was observed between age, pregnancy and menopause with types of thyroid, while consumption of iodine, nutritional awareness and genetic history were not associated with the types of thyroid.
Pages: 93-96  |  173 Views  64 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Renu Kumari, Dr. Ranjana Mall. Prevalence of thyroid disease in women. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(2):93-96.

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