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Table 2 Salt utilization characteristics of pregnant women attending ANC service at the University of Gondar referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 378)

From: Two-thirds of pregnant women attending antenatal care clinic at the University of Gondar Hospital are found with subclinical iodine deficiency, 2017

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Types of salt utilization
 Packed 333 88.1
 Non packed 45 11.9
Exposure to sunlight/fire
 Never 363 96.0
 Sometimes 15 4.0
Salt storage
 Dry 212 56.1
 Moist 166 43.9
Do you wash the salt
 Never 372 98.4
 Sometimes 6 1.6
Salt containing container
 Open 35 9.3
 Closed 343 90.7
The timing of salt added to the food
 At the beginning 6 1.6
 At the middle 15 4.0
 At the end 357 94.4
Salt storage duration (months)
 ≤ 2 354 93.7
 ≥ 3 24 6.3