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Table 2 Classification of iodine status of school-age children based on WHO criteria, Dabat District, 2016

From: Iodine status five years after the mandatory salt iodization legislation indicates above requirement: a cross sectional study in Northwest Ethiopia

Median UIC(μg/l) Number (%) Iodine status
< 20 3 (0.8) Severe deficiency
20–49 4 (1.1) Moderate deficiency
50–99 24 (6.7) Mild deficiency
100–199 100 (27.9) Adequate
200–299 123 (34.4) Above requirements
> 300 104 (29.1) Excessive
  1. UIC Median urinary iodine concentration