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Table 2 Factors associated with goiter in unity state Southern Sudan, 2012

From: Iodine deficiency among goiter patients in rural South Sudan

Variable Category Frequency Percent (%)
Thyroid status Nodular 279 98
  Multinodular 7 2
Previous surgery Yes 1 1
  No 285 99
Present treatment None 274 96
  Anti thyroid drugs 6 2
  Iodine 3 1
Sorghum/Maize Yes 286 100
Iodized salt ingestion Yes 108 38
  No 174 62
*Ingested iodized salt and had iodine deficiency - 25 9
Did not ingest iodized salt and had iodine deficiency - 46 16
Family history of goitre Yes 6 2
  No 276 97
  1. *2 were moderate and 23 were severe.
  2. 38 were moderate and 8 were severe.