140) ASK RESPONDENT FOR A TEASPOON OF COOKING SALT. TEST SALT FOR IODINE.
IODINE PRESENT 1
NO IODINE 2
NO SALT IN HOUSEHOLD 3
SALT NOT TESTED (SPECIFY REASON) ______________ 6
No salt in HH
Salt not tested/inconclusive test
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
SALTEST3 (HV234A) indicates whether the household's cooking salt contains iodine.
The information in SALTEST3 is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.
The related variables SALTEST1 (HV234) and SALTEST2 also report about iodine in cooking salt, but with more detailed information on the level of iodine found. For information on the rationale for collecting information on iodine content in salt, see SALTEST1.