Thyroid Dysfunction Study at Murjan Hospital, Hilla City


  • Atta Ah Mousa Al-Sarray Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nisreen Mohee Mohammed Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jawad Kidhim Al Diwin University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


thyroid dysfunction, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, patients, Hospital


Thyroid dysfunction (TD) is a prevalent metabolic disorder globally, posing significant public health challenges. Despite its widespread impact, there remains a gap in understanding the diverse clinical and epidemiological characteristics of TD patients, particularly in Iraqi communities. This cross-sectional study, conducted at Murjan Hospital's diabetes and endocrinology center in Hilla City, Iraq, aimed to address this gap. A sample of 348 adult patients aged 18-76 years was surveyed using a standardized questionnaire over a five-month period. Findings revealed a predominance of females (92.8%) and urban residents (72.7%), with hypothyroidism comprising 78% of cases compared to 22% for hyperthyroidism. Common symptoms included tiredness (87%) and nervousness (91%). Statistical analysis showed no significant association between TD subtypes and socio-demographic factors. These results underscore the need for tailored interventions and heightened awareness to address the burden of TD within the Iraqi population.


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Al-Sarray, A. A. M., Mohammed , N. M., & Al Diwin, J. K. (2024). Thyroid Dysfunction Study at Murjan Hospital, Hilla City. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SYSTEMS AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, 3(3), 145–153. Retrieved from