An assessment of progress toward universal salt iodization in Rajasthan, India, using iodine nutrition indicators in school-aged children and pregnant women from the same households.

@article{Ategbo2008AnAO,
  title={An assessment of progress toward universal salt iodization in Rajasthan, India, using iodine nutrition indicators in school-aged children and pregnant women from the same households.},
  author={Eric-Alain Ategbo and R. Kiruba Sankar and Werner Schultink and Frits van der Haar and Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={56-62}
}
BACKGROUND In Rajasthan, an Indian State with significant salt production, the sale of non-iodized salt for human consumption was banned in 1992. This study explored the relationships between the use of iodized salt in Rajasthan and the iodine status of children and pregnant women living in the area. METHODS In a State-wide survey, 30 clusters were selected proportionate-to-population-size and 40 school children, 6-12 years old, were enrolled by random house-to-house visits in each cluster… CONTINUE READING

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