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Table 2 Iodine content of edible salt and handling practices in Dera District, North West Ethiopia, Dec-2015

From: Iodine content of dietary salt at household level and associated factors using Iodometric titration methods in Dera District, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency percent
Salt buy from
 Usual market 1003 84
 Village shop 191 16
Type of salt used
 Crystal 1045 87.51
 Powder 149 12.49
Salt leveling observable by data collector
 Yes 137 11.5
 No 1057 88.5
Salt storage place
 Dry 939 78.6
 Moist area 254 21.4
Storage or storage time in house
  < 2 months 997 83.5
 2 or more months 197 16.7
Salt exposed to sun/heat
 Yes 28 2.3
 No 1166 97.3
Iodine content in salt
  ≥ 15 ppm 683 57.4
  < 15 ppm 511 42.6
  1. ppm parts per million