DISTRIBUTION OF NEONATAL HYPOTHYROIDISM IN TEXAS (SCREENING)
The State of Texas began mandatory screening for neonatal hypothyroidism in February 1980. The data from the first three years of the program's operation were compiled and incidence rates were calculated. Incidence rates include summary rates for the Texas population as well as specific rates by sex, race, geographic area, and month of the year. Differences in incidence rates were studied to determine whether these differences may be attributed to bias in data collection, or bias due to differences in blood thyroxine levels associated with sex, race, or geographic location. An attempt was made to definitively identify the type of neonatal hypothyroidism for each case from Harris County. Incidence rates were used to study relationships between specific diagnoses and race and sex.
MEYER, DONNA MAE MESSERLI, "DISTRIBUTION OF NEONATAL HYPOTHYROIDISM IN TEXAS (SCREENING)" (1984). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8505177.