Goiter in Fu-Teh Census Tracts of Ta-Chia Township. Taichung County (Continue)
1991 Vol.7 NO.8
Endemic goiter is an important public health issue Although goiter at one time was highly prevalent in Taiwan. the average prevalence rate of goiter dropped to below 5%(3) after the general iodization of salt in 1967. The goiter prevalence rate of school children in Putai and Peimen townships was found to be around 5%(5) the goiter prevalence rates of school children of Kaomei and Hsichi primary schools were found to be 66% and 8.8% respectively in the present survey.