Currently, the prevalence of iodine deficiency in Uzbekistan is at 31 percent. The figure has decreased by more than 2.5 times in the last 20 years.
At the press briefing held with the participation of officials of the sanitary-epidemiological peace and public health service, information was provided about the measures taken to prevent endocrinological diseases.
They noted that more than 665 million people around the world suffer from endemic goiter and other diseases of the thyroid gland. And 1.5 billion people are at risk of developing iodine deficiency diseases.
According to survey, the daily average consumption of iodine has significantly decreased and is only at 32-64 μg (and the minimum required level is 150-200 μg).
The analysis of samples of salt used for iodization revealed that the iodine amount in 10 to 53.3 percent salt is low.