Knowledge and Practices of Salt Retailers on Iodized Salt and the Iodine Content of Salt Sold in an Urban Resettlement Colony, New Delhi


Affiliations

  • Lady Irwin College, Department of Food and Nutrition, New Delhi, India
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Centre for Community Medicine, New Delhi, India
  • Indian Coalition for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorder, New Delhi, India

Abstract

Iodine supplementation through Universal Sait iodization (USI) has been proven to be an effective way of reducing the prevalence of iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD). After implementation of USi, the number of countries in which iodine deficiency was a public health problem decreased from 110 to 54 between 1993 and 2003.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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