Prevalence and risk factors of subclinical thyroid disease

Ye An Kim, Young Joo Park

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Subclinical thyroid disease is defined biochemically by an abnormal thyrotropin (TSH) level and normal serum-free thyroxine level. The prevalence of this condition varies according to the reference range for TSH and geographic or demographic factors. Recently, several studies, including our community-based cohort studies, have reported on the incidence of subclinical thyroid disease in Korea. Using these studies, we reviewed the prevalence and risk factors of subclinical thyroid disease, focusing on subclinical hypothyroidism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism

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