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The Journal of Community Health Management

Thyroid Dysfunction and Anemia- A study among urban women in Trivandrum Kerala

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Author Details: KT Sreelatha Kumari, Remya Raveendran, N. Suresh Kumar

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 56

Article End Page : 57


The current study analysed the thyroid profile and anemia status of 329 women of age group 18-50 years from Trivandrum the capital city of Kerala, India. About 39.4% (n= 129) of the population was found to have anemia. 16.4% were having high concentration of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The prevalence of hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism were 4.86% (n=16) and 11.55% (n=38) respectively, and all of them were anemic.

Ypothyroidism, Subclinical hypothyroidism, Anemia, Thyroid dysfunction, Thyroid profile