Table 6

Predictors of high salt content among instant noodles using the Pacific Salt Reduction Target (n=324)

CharacteristicPacific Salt Reduction Target
OR 95% CISignificance
LowerUpper
Brands
 Uncommon brands1.0
 Common brands1.40.72.90.379
Flavour
 Curry1.0
 Seafood2.91.08.5 0.046
 Chicken2.81.07.6 0.041
 Vegetable1.30.43.80.665
 Spicy2.20.68.20.218
 Pork7.71.734.9 0.008
 Tom Yam11.52.359.2 0.003
 Beef5.81.325.9 0.022
 Original16.00.9271.30.055
 Others4.41.711.6 0.003
Types of noodle preparation
 Fried1.0
 Soup83.110.9632.9 0.001
Source of instant noodles
 Hypermarket and retailer chains1.0
 Brand’s official webpage1.10.52.20.817
  • Bold indicate significant value (p>0.05).