Table 1

Selected background characteristics of children (n = 419) and women (n = 405) in 92 households, stratified for examiners 1 and 2.

Examiner 1

(n = 406)

Examiner 2

(n = 418)


Children, n (%)

209 (51.5)

210 (50.2)

Age in years, mean (SD)

10.2 (2.6)

9.7 (2.6)

Urinary iodine (μg/L), median (P25-P75)

597 (366-917)

536 (346-885)

Women, n (%)

197 (48.5)

208 (49.8)

Age in years, mean (SD)

29.2 (8.5)

29.0 (8.5)

BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD)

25.0 (4.6)

25.2 (6.5)

Urinary iodine (μg/L), median (P25-P75)

476 (294-772)

459 (301-705)

Households, n (%)

46 (50)

46 (50)

Iodine in drinking water (μg/L), median (P25P75)

112 (83-301)

103 (72-297)


Henjum et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:66   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-66

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