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Table 2 Awareness of changes in iodine requirements during pregnancy and breast feeding and of harmful effects of deficient and excess iodine in the diet

From: Knowledge about iodine requirements during pregnancy and breastfeeding among pregnant women living in Northern Ireland

Requirements? n %
During Pregnancy
 -Increase 39 22
 -Decrease 29 16
 -Same 3 2
 -Not sure 108 60
During Lactation
 -Increase 37 21
 -Decrease 16 9
 -Same 3 2
 -Not sure 123 69
Harmful effects?
 Deficiency
  -Yes 9 5
  -No 89 50
  -Not sure 82 45
 Excess
  -Yes 5 3
  -No 49 27
  -Not sure 127 70