Preference and Common Practices as Regards Common Salt among Rural Community


Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) is a major public health problem in India, as is evident from the fact that 15 states (out of 22) and 5 Union territories (out of 9) are endemic for IDD. The Government of India decided in 1985 to iodize the entire salt meant for human consumption in the country by 1992. The present study was conducted to know the preference and common practices with regard to use of salt so that the iodized salt, once made universally available in India, has its desired impact.

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Health Care and Hospital Management

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