Urinary sodium and iodine concentrations among Belgian adults: results from the first national Health Examination Survey.

Last updated on 7-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Iodine deficiency and excessive salt intakes have adverse health consequences. The objective was to measure sodium and iodine concentrations in urine spot samples among a representative sample of Belgian adults and compare those to World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Spot urine samples were collected in 2018 from participants of the Belgian Health Examination Survey. Iodine and sodium concentrations were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and ion selective electrodes respectively. Tanaka and INTERSALT equations w…

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