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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by proportion consuming more salt than amount recommended by IOM and WHO

From: How much salt do adults consume in climate vulnerable coastal Bangladesh?

Characteristics N % Proportion (%) consuming >1.5 g sodium/d (IOM) Proportion (%) consuming >1.96 g sodium/d (WHO)
Age (y):     
25-39 171 44 77.6 65.5
40+ 217 56 72.8 57.1
Sex:     
Male 198 51 72.2 56.1*
Female 190 49 77.8 66.1
Occupation:     
Labour 74 36 72.1 56.4**
Non-labour 140 19 70.3 50.0
Housewives 174 45 78.7 69.0
Education:     
0 years 143 37 74.8 60.8
1-5 years 198 51 73.2 59.1
5+ years 47 12 80.9 68.1
Body Mass index: (kg/m 2 )    
Underweight (<18.5) 93 24 68.8 55.9
Normal weight (18.5-24.9) 235 61 75.3 60.9
Overweight (≥25) 56 15 80.4 67.9
Blood pressure: Ɨ     
Normotensive 353 91 75.1 61.6
Hypertensive 34 9 70.6 52.9
Geographical distribution:    
Coastal area 155 40 83.2** 70.3**
Hilly area 111 29 64.0 50.5
Plains area 122 31 73.8 58.2
Wealth Index:     
Lowest 106 33 80.2 65.1
Middle 107 34 71.0 57.9
Highest 106 33 72.6 56.6
Urinary volume (l) Mean(SD) 1.5(±0.79)
Urinary Salt (g) Mean(SD) 6.8(±4.16)
  1. **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05 , ƗNormotensive: Systolic <140 Hg mm and diastolic <90 Hg mm.
  2. Hypertensive: Systolic ≥140 Hg mm or diastolic ≥90 Hg mm.