[Iodine deficiency in pregnant and fertile women in an area of normal iodine intake]

Med Clin (Barc). 2002 Feb 23;118(6):217-8. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7753(02)72339-7.
[Article in Spanish]


Background: Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy of a iodine prophylaxis campaign in pregnant women.

Patients and method: Eighty-one pregnant and 29 fertile women were enrolled. The urine iodine concentration was determined.

Results: The median urine concentration of iodine was similar in both groups [pregnant women: 113.3 g/l; non-pregnant women: 99.1 g/l]. 67.9% pregnant women and 51.7% non-pregnant women had urine concentrations of iodine lower than the normal range.

Conclusions: Our results suggest that the ongoing iodine prophylaxis campaign in our community is not effective in the adult population.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iodine / administration & dosage
  • Iodine / deficiency*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy Complications / metabolism*


  • Iodine