Epidemiology of thyroid disease in Hamilton (New Zealand) general practice.

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dc.contributor.author Gibbons, Veronique en
dc.contributor.author Conaglen, John en
dc.contributor.author Lillis, Steven en
dc.contributor.author Naras, V en
dc.contributor.author Lawrenson, Ross en
dc.coverage.spatial Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-25T21:37:23Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 32(5):421-423 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 1326-0200 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15235 en
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively review health records in two general practices in Hamilton, New Zealand (NZ) linking three data sources to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed thyroid dysfunction (TD). METHODS: A record-linkage study using computerised searches to find cases of diagnosed TD by diagnostic codes, prescribing data, and laboratory data. Data was verified against computerised and written records. RESULTS: The prevalence of diagnosed TD was 3.1%. Overt hypothyroidism was diagnosed in 2.5%, overt hyperthyroidism in 0.2% and 'other' conditions such as goitres, nodules and thyroiditis in 0.4% of the study population. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides a representation of TD in the community prior to mandatory iodine fortification. Our prevalence data is similar to national and international literature with the burden of TD being greater in women and in the older population. IMPLICATIONS: A national study with a sufficient sample of Māori and Pacific patients is needed before supplementation with iodine is introduced. en
dc.language eng en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health en
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dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Aged en
dc.subject Aged, 80 and over en
dc.subject Antithyroid Agents en
dc.subject Carbimazole en
dc.subject Family Practice en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Food, Fortified en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Hyperthyroidism en
dc.subject Hypothyroidism en
dc.subject International Classification of Diseases en
dc.subject Iodine en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Medical Records, Problem-Oriented en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Propylthiouracil en
dc.subject Sex Distribution en
dc.subject Thyroid Diseases en
dc.subject Thyroxine en
dc.subject Young Adult en
dc.title Epidemiology of thyroid disease in Hamilton (New Zealand) general practice. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00273.x en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 421 en
pubs.volume 32 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the authors; journal compilation; Public Health Association of Australia en
dc.identifier.pmid 18959544 en
pubs.end-page 423 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 184297 en
dc.identifier.pii AZPH273 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-12-09 en
pubs.dimensions-id 18959544 en

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