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Table 4 Perceptions and attitudes towards dietary salt and sources of dietary salt

From: Hypertension and hypertension-related disease in Mongolia; findings of a national knowledge, attitudes and practices study

  Conscious of own dietary salt intake Aware of processed foods as major source of dietary salt
  n (% of Total) MOR* n (% of Total) MOR*
Total 2318 (66.2)   155 (4.5)  
Gender Male 824 (58.4) 1.0 58 (4.1) 1.0
  Female 1494 (73.3) 1.6 (1.2-2.3) 97 (4.8) 1.2 (0.6-1.3)
Urbanicity Urban 1181 (68.0) 1.0 61 (3.5) 1.0
  Rural 1137 (66.4) 1.0 (0.8-1.2) 94 (5.5) 1.6 (1.1-2.2)
Age 15-24 615 (57.1) 1.0 63 (5.8) 1.0
  25-34 478 (66.0) 1.0 (0.6-1.9) 32 (4.4) 1.1 (0.6-2.0)
  35-44 460 (72.0) 2.1 (1.0-4.2) 23 (3.6) 1.4 (0.8-2.6)
  45-54 370 (73.9) 2.3 (1.0-4.6) 16 (3.2) 1.7 (0.9-3.4)
  55-64 395 (77.9) 3.2 (1.4-7.0) 21 (4.1) 1.7 (0.9-3.4)
Education Less than Primary 145 (66.2) 1.0 15 (6.8) 1.0
  Secondary School 1343 (64.4) 1.2 (0.7-2.3) 103 (4.9) 1.4 (0.8-2.5)
  Tertiary 830 (72.6) 3.1 (1.3-4.9) 37 (3.2) 1.8 (0.9-3.5)
Employment Student 414 (57.7) 1.0 43 (6.0) 1.0
  Employed 1054 (70.2) 1.6 (1.3-2.0) 53 (3.5) 0.7 (0.4-1.5)
  Unemployed 320 (63.0) 1.2 (0.9-1.5) 22 (4.3) 1.2 (0.6-2.2)
  Home Maker/Retired 520 (74.6) 1.8 (1.2-2.3) 37 (5.3) 1.3 (0.7-2.3)
  1. * Multivariate odds ratios, adjusted for gender, urbanicity, age, educational level and employment status.