A Study to find out the Prevalence of Hypothyroidism among Pregnant Women Visiting ESI Hospital Sanathnagar HyderabadSrinivas Rao and Anitha Patibandla*
Department of OBG, ESI Hospital Sanathnagar, Hyderabad, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anitha Patibandla
Department of OBG, ESI Hospital Sanathnagar
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 05, 2016 Accepted date: March 02, 2016 Published date: March 08, 2016
Citation: Rao S, Patibandla A (2016) A Study to find out the Prevalence of Hypothyroidism among Pregnant Women Visiting ESI Hospital Sanathnagar Hyderabad. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 6:363. doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000363
Copyright: © 2016 Rao S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim: To study the prevalence of hypothyroidism in low income, urban pregnant women.
Study design: This is a retrospective study that includes 1062 pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at ESI hospital, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad. Thyroid profile is being done as a routine test along with other antenatal profile tests in our hospital. Thyroid profile test includes serum T3, serum T4 and serum TSH. Hospital Ethics committee permission was granted for the study.
Results: A total of 1062 pregnant women were enrolled for this study. Results showed 20.1% prevalence of hypothyroidism of which 14.9% being subclinical hypothyroidism and 6.6% overt hypothyroidism.
Conclusion: The study shows a very high prevalence rate of hypothyroidism in the patients attending the antenatal outpatient department at ESI hospital, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad. This justifies the inclusion of thyroid profile test as a routine test in the antenatal profile.