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Assessment of a salt reduction intervention on adult population salt intake in Fiji

Pillay, Arti, Trieu, Kathy, Santos, Joseph Alvin, Sukhu, Arleen, Schultz, Jimaima, Wate, Jillian, Bell, Colin, Moodie, Marj, Snowdon, Wendy, Ma, Gary, Rogers, Kris and Webster, Jacqui 2017, Assessment of a salt reduction intervention on adult population salt intake in Fiji, Nutrients, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.3390/nu9121350.

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Title Assessment of a salt reduction intervention on adult population salt intake in Fiji
Author(s) Pillay, Arti
Trieu, Kathy
Santos, Joseph Alvin
Sukhu, Arleen
Schultz, Jimaima
Wate, Jillian
Bell, ColinORCID iD for Bell, Colin orcid.org/0000-0003-2731-9858
Moodie, MarjORCID iD for Moodie, Marj orcid.org/0000-0001-6890-5250
Snowdon, Wendy
Ma, Gary
Rogers, Kris
Webster, Jacqui
Journal name Nutrients
Volume number 9
Issue number 12
Article ID 1350
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2017-12-12
ISSN 2072-6643
Keyword(s) Pacific Islands
behavior change
blood pressure
health policy
hypertension
nutrition intervention
population sodium intake
salt reduction
salt targets
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
nutrition & dietetics
Summary Reducing population salt intake is a global public health priority due to the potential to save lives and reduce the burden on the healthcare system through decreased blood pressure. This implementation science research project set out to measure salt consumption patterns and to assess the impact of a complex, multi-faceted intervention to reduce population salt intake in Fiji between 2012 and 2016. The intervention combined initiatives to engage food businesses to reduce salt in foods and meals with targeted consumer behavior change programs. There were 169 participants at baseline (response rate 28.2%) and 272 at 20 months (response rate 22.4%). The mean salt intake from 24-h urine samples was estimated to be 11.7 grams per day (g/d) at baseline and 10.3 g/d after 20 months (difference: -1.4 g/day, 95% CI -3.1 to 0.3, p = 0.115). Sub-analysis showed a statistically significant reduction in female salt intake in the Central Division but no differential impact in relation to age or ethnicity. Whilst the low response rate means it is not possible to draw firm conclusions about these changes, the population salt intake in Fiji, at 10.3 g/day, is still twice the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended maximum intake. This project also assessed iodine intake levels in women of child-bearing age and found that they were within recommended guidelines. Existing policies and programs to reduce salt intake and prevent iodine deficiency need to be maintained or strengthened. Monitoring to assess changes in salt intake and to ensure that iodine levels remain adequate should be built into future surveys.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/nu9121350
Field of Research 1111 Nutrition And Dietetics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, the authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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