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Table 2 Iodine levels in relation to the characteristics of the pregnant women

From: Assessment of iodine status among pregnant women in a rural community in ghana - a cross sectional study

  Urine iodine levels n (%)
Age group (yrs) <20 20–49 50–149 150–249 250–499 500 Total
 <20 2 (16.67) 2 (16.67) 3 (25.00) 1 (8.33) 2 (16.67) 2 (16.67) 12
 20–24 4 (13.33) 2 (6.67) 5 (16.67) 4 (13.33) 9 (30.00) 6 (20.00) 30
 25–29 2 (5.71) 2 (5.71) 8 (22.86) 2 (5.71) 7 (20.00) 14 (40.00) 35
 30–34 3 (12.50) 3 (12.50) 7 (29.17) 6 (25.00) 1 (4.17) 4 (16.67) 24
 35–39 2 (11.76) 3 (17.65) 1 (5.88) 2 (11.76) 2 (11.76) 7 (41.18) 17
 ≥40 1 (50.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (50.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 2
Occupation        
 Formal 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (16.67) 1 (16.67) 1 (16.67) 3 (50) 6
 Non-formal 11 (12.36) 9 (10.11) 19 (21.35) 11 (12.36) 15 (16.85) 24 (26.97) 89
 None 3 (12.00) 3 (12.00) 5 (20.00) 3 (12.00) 5 (20.00) 6 (24.00) 25
Trimester        
 First 2 (7.14) 4 (14.29) 8 (28.57) 2 (7.14) 5 (17.86) 7 (25.00) 28
 Second 7 (11.48) 6 (9.84) 11 (18.03) 5 (8.20) 12 (19.97) 20 (32.79) 61
 Third 5 (16.13) 2 (6.45) 6 (19.35) 8 (25.81) 4 (12.90) 6 (19.35) 31
Use of iodated salt        
 Yes 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 13 (16.25) 14 (17.50) 20 (25.00) 33 (41.25) 0
 No 14 (35.00) 12 (30.00) 12 (30.00) 1 (2.50) 1 (2.50) 0 (0.00) 0