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Table 1 Clinical features and socio- demographic profile of the respondents

From: Iodine deficiency among goiter patients in rural South Sudan

Variable Category Frequency Percentage (%)
County (Payam) Rubkona 179 63
  Guit 68 24
  Koch 39 14
Gender Male 24 8
  Female 262 92
Occupation *Peasants 257 90
  Salaried/wage workers 30 11
  Business 1 0.4
Symptoms of presenting goiter
  Neck swelling 285 99
  Palpitation 3 1
  Anxiety 4 1
  Difficulty in breathing 2 0.7
  Voice change 1 0.3
  Temperature intolerance 2 0.7
  Profuse sweating 3 1.0
Signs of goiter
  Thyroidectomy scar 1 0.4
  Tenderness of mass 4 3
  Hoarseness of voice 1 0.7
  Grade 1 goiter 156 54.5
  Grade 2 goiter 130 45.5
  1. *Subsistence farmers Low income/salaried workers Business.