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Table 1 Urinary iodine concentration in relation to sex, age and location

From: Urinary iodine excretion and thyroid function status in school age children of hilly and plain regions of Eastern Nepal

  UIE (µg/L) UIE category (µg/L)
Sever ID (<20) Moderate ID (20–49) Mild ID (50–99) Adequate iodine nutrition (100–199) Above requirements (200–299) Excessive (>300)
n Median IQR % n % n % n % n % n % n
Total 640 292 181; 411 1.7 11 2.2 14 4.5 29 19.7 126 23 147 48.9 313
Gendera
 Male 312 301 196; 412 0.3 1 2.2 7 2.9 9 20.2 63 24.4 76 50 156
 Female 328 285 163; 410 3 10 2.1 7 6.1 20 19.2 63 21.6 71 47.9 157
Age (years)b
 6–7 168 269 140; 390 4.2 7 3.6 6 6 10 25 42 19 32 42.3 71
 8–9 226 320 209; 429 1.3 3 2.2 5 4.4 10 15 34 24.3 55 52.7 119
 10–11 246 297 195; 411 0.4 1 1.2 3 3.7 9 20.3 50 24.4 60 50 123
Districta
 Tehrathum 274 346 205; 463 1.5 4 2.9 8 5.1 14 15 41 16.1 44 59.5 163
 Morang 366 270 167; 358 1.9 7 1.6 6 4.1 15 23.2 85 28.1 103 41 150
  1. UIE urinary iodine excretion, IQR interquartile range, ID iodine deficiency
  2. aApplied Mann–Whitney test
  3. bApplied Kruskall–Wallis test, For Post Hoc (pairwise) comparison of age group, Mann–Whitney tests were applied