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Table 2 Comparison of iodine status and sources of iodine utilisation of pregnant women who attended KNUST Hospital and Ejura District Hospital

From: Urinary iodine concentration and thyroid volume of pregnant women attending antenatal care in two selected hospitals in Ashanti Region, Ghana: a comparative cross-sectional study

  KNUST Hospital EJURA Hospital Total P value*
n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Urinary Iodine Concentration (μg/L) (n = 239)     0.221
  < 150 39 (41.9) 74 (50.7) 113 (47.3)  
 150–249 29 (31.2) 44 (30.1) 73 (30.5)  
 250–499 25 (26.9) 26 (17.8) 51 (21.3)  
  ≥ 500 0 (0.0) 2 (1.4) 2 (0.8)  
Use of Iodised Salt (n = 239)     < 0.001
 Yes 67 (72.0) 42 (28.8) 109 (45.6)  
 No 26 (28.0) 104 (71.2) 130 (54.4)  
Marine Fish Consumption (n = 239)     0.295
 Yes 91 (97.8) 139 (95.2) 230 (96.2)  
 No 2 (2.2) 7 (4.8) 9 (3.8)  
Usage of iodine supplement (n = 239)     0.777
 Yes 2 (2.2) 4 (2.7) 6 (2.5)  
 No 91 (97.8) 142 (97.3) 233 (97.5)  
  1. *p values are based on chi-square test