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Dietary sodium and iodine in remote Indigenous Australian communities: will salt-reduction strategies increase risk of iodine deficiency? A cross-sectional analysis and simulation study

  • Emma McMahon1, 2Email author,
  • Jacqui Webster3,
  • Kerin O’Dea2 and
  • Julie Brimblecombe1
BMC Public Health201515:1318

Received: 4 September 2015

Accepted: 24 December 2015

Published: 30 December 2015

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Original Submission
4 Sep 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Nov 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lindsey Jaacks
1 Dec 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rachael Mclean
13 Dec 2015 Author responded Author comments - Emma McMahon
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Dec 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Dec 2015 Editorially accepted
30 Dec 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12889-015-2686-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Wellbeing and Preventable Disease Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Australia
Centre for Population Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Food Policy Division, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia