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3 Censuswide. Thyroid Disorder Awareness International Survey (Tab 3).
Commissioned by Merck KGaA, Dramstadt, Germany. April 2018
About the survey
The global omnibus survey was conducted by Censuswide, with online interviews conducted between 9th – 24th April 2018 with 18 – 84-year-olds with hypothyroidism.
Over 1,500 respondents from six countries worldwide were polled:
· 250 Hypothyroidism patients in Germany
· 250 Hypothyroidism patients in Italy
· 250 Hypothyroidism patients in Spain
· 250 Hypothyroidism patients in Poland
· 250 Hypothyroidism patients in Czech Republic
· 250 Respondents who have a thyroid disorder in Russia
About Thyroid Federation International (TFI)
TFI first convened in Toronto at the 11th International Thyroid Congress in September 1995. Diana Meltzer Abramsky, who in 1980 founded the Thyroid Foundation of Canada in Kingston, Ontario Canada, first advocated the vision of a world thyroid patient organization to deal with the problems of thyroid disease in a global perspective. Since then the Federation has grown to include thyroid organizations in many parts of the world, including Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Japan. TFI is an independent, worldwide network of patient-support organizations. The Federation works together for the benefit of those affected by thyroid disorders by providing information and raising awareness, by encouraging and assisting the formation of patient-oriented groups, and by working closely with the medical professions. TFI has a Medical Advisory Board, which consists of some of the most eminent thyroid specialists in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.thyroid-fed.org/tfi-wp/
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