Journal of Thyroid Research / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

A Hospital-Based Study of Iodine Nutrition Status of Breastfeeding Mothers in Bangladesh

Table 1

Characteristics of the studied subjects.

VariablesFrequency (%)

No. of subjects266
Age (mean ± SD, yr)26.6 ± 4.7
Age range (yr)18–38
Exclusively breast feeding132 (49.6)
Occupation
 Housewife192 (72.2)
 Service54 (20.3)
 Student13 (4.9)
 Others7 (2.6)
Area of residence
 Inside Dhaka183 (68.8)
 Outside83 (31.2)
Socioeconomic condition
 Poor40 (15.0)
 Average122 (45.9)
 Good104 (39.1)
Educational status
 Primary81 (30.5)
 SSC43 (16.2)
 HSC55 (20.7)
 Graduate56 (21.1)
 Masters31 (11.7)
Parity
 Unipara130 (48.9)
 Multipara136 (51.1)
Type of salt intake
 Open4 (1.5)
 Packet262 (98.5)
Aware about iodine166 (62.4)
Positive family history of thyroid disease17 (6.4)
Presence of goiter
 Grade 133 (12.4)
 Grade 26 (2.3)

(Within parentheses are percentages over column total).