Expansion in Rate of Therapeutically Treated Thyroid Illness in Kids with Down Disorder Following Re-arrival of American Foundation of Pediatrics Wellbeing Oversight RulesAuthor(s): Tony Fort
To determine whether rates increased following the re-release of American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines and to estimate the incidence of medically treated thyroid disease among Down syndrome children enrolled in Tennessee Medicaid between 1995 and 2005. Using TennCare files and birth certificates, we identified children with Down syndrome for a population-based retrospective cohort study. During the 90-day pre-study period, we included 18-year-olds who were continuously enrolled in TennCare but did not fill a thyroid medication prescription. The primary outcome was the rate of thyroid diseases treated with medication. We decided paces of restoratively treated thyroid illness by concentrate on year, age, sex, race, district of home, and payer type. To estimate predictors, we made use of Poisson regression.