Iodine deficiency inTaiwan

Iodine deficiency in Taiwan

According to a 2010-2013 national nutritional health survey, in 2013, the concentration of iodine in urine of Taiwan’s population 6 years old and older averaged 96 micrograms/liter, less than the United Nations recommendation of 100 micrograms/liter, or 51.9% of the population of Taiwan have an iodine concentration in urine of less than 100 micrograms/liter.  The survey noted that this is caused by the lack of intake of iodized salt among the general population.

 

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