Journal of Thyroid Research / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Urinary iodine of studied mothers.

Groups of mothersMedian UI with IQR in μgm/LUI < 100 μgm/LUI ≥ 100 μgm/L

All subjects (n = 266)298.6 (206.6–454.9)17 (6.4)249 (93.6)
Age group
 <30 years (n = 185)283.7 (205.4–434.0)0.04010 (5.4)175 (94.6)0.321
 ≥30 years (n = 81)364.4 (228.4–529.9)7 (8.6)74 (91.4)
Socioeconomic condition
 Average or less (n = 162)274.4 (200.0–433.3)0.02012 (7.4)150 (92.6)0.398
 Good (n = 104)328.2 (243.8–510.0)5 (4.8)99 (95.2)
Breast feeding status
 Exclusively (n = 132)284.6 (196.0–441.5)0.2626 (4.5)126 (95.5)0.222
 Nonexclusively (n = 134)316.6 (226.2–479.9)11 (8.2)123 (91.8)
Presence of goiter
 Goitrous (n = 39)302.0 (205.5–448.5)0.9254 (10.7)35 (89.7)0.288
 Nongoitrous (n = 227)297.4 (206.5–445.8)13 (5.7)214 (94.3)
Awareness about iodine
 Aware (n = 166)316.6 (225.2–506.3)0.0188 (4.8)158 (95.2)0.177
 Unaware (n = 100)270.1 (196.0–407.2)9 (9.0)91 (91.0)
Parity
 Unipara (n = 130)285.8 (210.7–436.8)0.2715 (3.8)125 (96.2)0.097
 Multipara (n = 136)319.7 (205.5–503.6)12 (8.8)124 (91.2)
Age of breast fed baby
 ≤6 months (n = 138)290.8 (197.2–290.8)0.3707 (5.1)131 (94.9)0.361
 >6 months (n = 128)310.3 (226.1–473.2)10 (7.8)118 (92.2)

by Mann–Whitney U test by χ2 test/Fisher’s exact test. Within parentheses are percentages over row total if not mentioned otherwise. UI: urinary iodine; IQR: interquartile range.