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Table 2 Knowledge, perception, and practice related to sodium intake among respondents

From: Knowledge, perception, and practice related to sodium intake among Malaysian adults: findings from the Malaysian Community Salt Study (MyCoSS)

Question n % (95% CI)a Mean 24-h urinary sodium excretionb F
Do you think that a high salt diet could cause a serious health problem?     P = 0.688
 Yes 861 86.2 (82.7–89.1) 3008.79 ± 1387.80  
 No/do not know 170 13.8 (10.9–17.3) 2953.61 ± 1583.06  
How much salt do you think you consume?     P = 0.530
 Too much 139 14.9 (11.4–19.2) 3115.01 ± 1375.75  
 Just the right amount 613 62.6 (58.3–66.7) 2985.25 ± 1407.90  
 Too little 251 22.5 (19.0–26.5) 2924.24 ± 1416.89  
Do you do anything on a regular basis to control your salt/sodium intake?     P = 0.420
 Yes 601 55.4 (50.6–60.1) 2962.23 ± 1388.27  
 No/do not know 429 44.6 (39.9–49.4) 3044.57 ± 1444.41  
  1. aFrequency test
  2. bOne-way ANOVA tests