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Determination of dietary salt intake among Ministry of Health Staff (MySalt 2015)


Background: High Level Of Dietary Sodium Is Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure And Adverse Cardiovascular Health. The Aim Of This Study Was To Determine The Amount Of Sodium Intake And Identify The Dietary Sources Of Sodium Among The Ministry Of Health Staff. Methods: This Cross-sectional Study Was Conducted From November To December 2015, Involving 1568 Health Staff Aged 18 - 59 Years Old From 16 Study Sites. A Total Of 98 Respondents Were Randomly Selected From 14 State Health Departments, Ministry Of Health Headquarters (Putrajaya), And National Institute Of Health Study Sites. Data Collection Included Socio-demography, Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Pressure, Two-days Food Diary, Validated Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), 24-hour Urine Sodium And Spot Urine. Dietary Sodium Was Assessed Using Nutritionist Pro™ Nutrition Analysis Software Version 6.1.0. Urine Sodium Was Tested Using Ion Selective Electrodes Diluted For Sodium In Architect C System Analyzer. Completeness Of Urine Collection Was Based On Volume > 500 Ml. Data Was Analyzed Using SPSS Version 22.