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What is the incidence of hypothyroidism?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common chronic disorders in the United States. Roughly 11 million American adults and children have this illness. It is most common in older women. In fact, about 10 percent of older women are affected by hypothyroidism.

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