Table 2

Iodine status assessed by 24 hour urinary iodine excretion

ControlIntervention
CategoryBaseline, N (%)End of trial, N (%)Baseline, N (%)End of trial, N (%)
Children
 <65 (µg/day) (EAR)5 (3.62)1 (0.74)1 (0.71)6 (4.32)
 65–300 (µg/day)123 (89.13)114 (84.44)128 (90.78)119 (85.61)
 >300 (µg/day) (UL)10 (7.25)20 (14.81)12 (8.51)14 (10.07)
Adults
 <85 (µg/day) (EAR)3 (1.09)4 (1.53)2 (0.72)7 (2.58)
 85–600 (µg/day)260 (94.55)243 (93.10)263 (94.95)243 (89.67)
 >600 (µg/day) (UL)12 (4.36)14 (5.36)12 (4.33)21 (7.75)
  • EAR, estimated average requirement; UL, tolerable upper limit.