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Thyroid Problems* Among Women Aged 20 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity, 2005-2006

Percent of Women:

  • Total: 16.4
  • Non-Hispanic White: 18.5
  • Non-Hispanic Black: 10.7
  • Hispanic**: 9.2
  • Non-Hispanic Other Races: 15.7

*Reported a health professional has ever told them they have a thyroid problem; includes hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
**Estimates for Hispanics should be interpreted with caution; they may not be representative of the entire Hispanic population.
Includes American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian/Pacific Islanders, persons of more than one race, and persons of all other races.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

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