Burden of hypothyroidism amongst type 2 diabetics and hypertensives in Amroha: A cross sectional study

  • Pradeep Kumar Choudhary Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Venkteshwara Institute of Medical Science,Gajraula,Amroha ,Uttar Pradesh
  • Amit Kumar Jha Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Venkteshwara Institute of Medical Science, Gajraula, Amroha, Uttar Pradesh
Keywords: hypothyroid, Type 2 Diabetics


Background:The prevalence of hypothyroidism isreported in 4%–5% of population in the developed world, while in Indian population it isreported in around one in ten adults. Aims & Objectives:This study was conducted to determine  the  prevalence  of  hypothyroidism  in  Indian  patients  with  T2DM  and  hypertension.Material  and methods:  In  this  cross-sectional  observational  study,  amongst adults  who  were  aged  18  years  and  above  and diagnosed  T2DM,  HTN,  and  T2DM  +  HTN  who  resided  in  the  field  practice  areas  of  the  Urban  Health  Training Centre of the Department of Community Medicine, Venkteshwara institute of medical sciences and research, Amroha, India. The results were summarized by descriptive statistics.Results: Out of 300 personsquestioned, 159 (53.0%) were females and 141 (47.0%) were males. It was found that the mean age of the overall population was 53.1±11.3 years,mean and standard deviation of thyroid function and glycemic indicators test, observed that thelevels of fT3, fT4, TSH, and glycemic indicators like FPG, PPG and HbA1c were identical. Conclusion: Subclinical hypothyroid subjects should be regularly screened for HTN. Elderly patients had higher proportion of thyroid dysfunction


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Choudhary PK, Jha AK. Burden of hypothyroidism amongst type 2 diabetics and hypertensives in Amroha: A cross sectional study. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2021Dec.31 [cited 2022Aug.9];7(4):CM4-CM6. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/770
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