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Table 2 Urinary iodine concentration (μg/L), according to residence and gender in Jazan

From: Current iodine nutrition status and progress toward elimination of iodine deficiency disorders in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

UIC range Residence no. (%) Gender no. (%) Total
  Rural Urban Male Female  
  n=234 n=77 n=131 n=180  
0-49 8 (3.4) - - 8 (4.4) 8 (2.6)
50-99 7 (3.0) - 1 (0.8) 6 (3.3) 7 (2.3)
100-199 22 (9.4) 3 (3.9) 5 (3.8) 20 (11.1) 25 (8.0)
200-299 30 (12.8) 10 (13.0) 10 (7.6) 30 (16.7) 40 (12.9)
≥300 167 (71.4) 64 (83.1) 115 (87.8) 116 (64.4) 231(74.3)
P-value 0.085 < 0.001