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Table 1 Component and parameters studied in MyCoSS

From: Salt intake was higher among males and those with high BMI and waist circumference: introduction to the Malaysian Community Salt Survey (MyCoSS), a population-based salt intake survey in Malaysia

Component Parameters studied
Personal information Date of interview, name, address, phone number, identity card number, gender, age, occupation, ethnicity, marital status, academic qualification, monthly individual income and monthly household income.
Medical and health history Ever diagnosed for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and kidney disease. Consumption of diuretics and any special diet (diabetic diet, low-calorie or low-salt diet).
Anthropometry and blood pressure measurement Weight (TANITA Digital Weighing Scale HD 319-TANITA Corp., Tokyo, Japan), height (SECA Portable Stadiometer 213-SECA GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany), waist circumference (SECA Bodymeter 206, Germany) and blood pressure (Omron HBP-1300-Omron Corporation, Kyoto, Japan).
Knowledge, attitude and practice, and dietary behaviour Knowledge on effect of salt on health, importance of lowering salt, perception of how much salt consumed, salt/sauce/enhancer usage during cooking and at the table, and actions taken to lower salt intake [14]. Dietary pattern on intake of breakfast, lunch and dinner (frequency in a week and source of food).
Dietary intake (high sodium food sources) Food frequency questionnaire [15].
24-h urine collection Urine volume, sodium and creatinine measurement