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Table 5 Knowledge of iodine requirement and iodine insufficiency effects and sources of information on iodine utilisation

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
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Knowledge of increased iodine requirement
 Yes 17 (18.3) 22 (15.1) 39 (16.3)
 No 76(81.7) 124 (84.9) 200(83.7)
Knowledge of effects of iodine insufficiency during pregnancy
 No 77 (82.8) 129 (88.4) 206 (86.2)
 Yes 16 (17.2) 17 (11.6) 33 (13.8)
Sources of information
 Radio and television 76(81.7) 143(98.0) 219(91.6)
 School 12(12.9) 2(1.4) 14(5.9)
 Health Workers 5(5.4) 1(0.7) 6(2.5)
 Fliers 0(0.00) 0(0.0) 0(0.0)
 Posters 0(0.00) 0(0.0) 0(0.0)