Iodine level for Children's Intelligence - forest plot outlook of analysis for groups, and subgroups

Published: 17 August 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2hf2j6kkvh.1
Dian-Jun Sun, Peng Liu, Dandan Li, Gottfried M. Darko


Case-control studies targeting children aged 6 to 19 years, enrolled 21,284 participants. By applying random-effect model, RevMan 5.3., was used for the analysis with standardized mean differences at 95% confidence interval. Forest plots of intelligence assessment firstly for children 6 9 years, 9 - 11 years, 11 - 19 years, undetermined age-cohort, and secondly for location of rural settings’, urban settings’, and varying settings’ groupings indicative of significance with exposure to iodine status, based on factors that influence heterogeneity.



Harbin Medical University School of Public Health


Health Sciences, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Public Health