• Iodine Status of Canadian Children, Adolescents and Women of Childbearing Age

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    AbstractBackgroundAdequate iodine intake is important for children and women of childbearing age because iodine is vital for fetal brain development and early life.ObjectiveIodine status of children , adolescents and women of childbearing age was assessed using urinary iodine concentrations from duplicate spot samples collected in the Canadian Health Measures Survey, cycle 5 .MethodsDaily iodine intakes were estimated from urinary iodine and creatinine concentrations using a formula based on iodine absorption and predicted 24-h creatinine excretion. Usual UIC and iodine intakes, adjusted...
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