Iodization status of common salt in districts of western Uttar Pradesh

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  • S K Garg
  • J V Singh
  • M Bhatnagar
  • H Chopra

Abstract

Research Problem: What is the amount of iodine in common salt samples. Objective: To estimate theamountof iodine in common salt samples. Study Design: Population based cross - sectional study. Setting: Randomly selected six districts of western U.P. Sample: Two salt samples randomly collected from house holds of each block area of the district. Sample Size: 152 salt samples. Study Variables: Iodine content in salt samples. Statistical Analysis: By chi - square test. Result: Unsatisfactory level of iodine was found in 52% of the salt samples. Crystal salt samples were more poorly iodized (70.9%) than powder salt samples (41.2%). Recommendations: Strict enforcement of ban on the sale of non-iodised salt.

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1997-04-30

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Garg SK, Singh JV, Bhatnagar M, Chopra H. Iodization status of common salt in districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 1997 Apr. 30 [cited 2021 Nov. 28];9(1):18-9. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/34

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