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A survey of 24 hour urinary sodium excretion in a representative sample of the Scottish population as a measure of salt intake
Project Code: S14047
The purpose of this survey was to monitor progress towards the Scottish Dietary Target for salt of 6g/day in adults. Results from a previous survey carried out in 2006 have been published by FSAS and this survey was repeated in 2009 to measure any change in salt intake.
The mean salt intake was 8.8 g/day. This was not statistically different from the mean salt intake from the 2006 survey (9.0g/day). Overall, 89% of men and 72% of women had a daily intake higher than the recommended 6g/day.
Results are also similar to the 2008 UK survey where the mean salt intake was 8.6g/day.
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